Research: River & Ecosystems Ecology
Paul Bukaveckas is an aquatic ecologist whose research addresses basic and applied aspects of material and energy cycling in ecosystems. He focuses on two interrelated research topics: (1) the processes that regulate photosynthetic production in diverse aquatic habitats and (2) the role of primary producers in carbon and nutrient cycling. Current projects examine the interplay between hydrologic and ecological processes in flowing waters (streams, rivers, estuaries). The goal of this research is to address basic questions in ecosystems ecology that are important to understanding human impacts on aquatic resources.