Condensing a zooplankton sample in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba

Condensing a zooplankton sample in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba

 

Celia C. Symons

I am an aquatic ecologist that studies how biological diversity – of communities, populations and individual phenotypes – shapes the response of ecosystems to environmental change.

I am currently a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Santa Cruz working with Eric Palkovacs. My recent work has  focused on the ecological and evolutionary impacts of temperature and predation on aquatic communities. Most of this work has taken place in the high elevation lakes of Yosemite National Park.

I recently finished my PhD with Jonathan Shurin at UC San Diego. I completed my MSc with Shelley Arnott at Queen's University looking at how regional dispersal influences community response to disturbance.