Our recent papers on climate change, pollution and experimental approaches using mesocosms:
Aspin TWH, Khamis K, Matthews TJ, Milner AM, Trimmer M, Woodward G & Ledger ME (2018) Extreme drought pushes stream invertebrate communities over functional thresholds. Global Change Biology. 00:1–15. DOI:10.1111/gcb.14495
Brown LE, Aspray KL & Ledger ME, Mainstone C, Palmer SM, Wilkes M & Holden J (2018). Sediment deposition from eroding peatlands alters headwater invertebrate biodiversity. Global Change Biology. 00:1–18. DOI:10.1111/gcb.14516
Aspin T, Khamis K, O’Callaghan MJ, Milner AM & Ledger ME (2019) Drought intensification alters the composition, body size and trophic structure of invertebrate assemblages in a stream mesocosm experiment. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13259
Aspin TWH, Matthews TJ, Khamis K, Milner AM, Wang Z, Callaghan MJO, Ledger ME. (2018) Drought intensification drives turnover of structure and function in stream invertebrate communities. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03711
Lu X, Gray C, Brown LE, Ledger ME, Milner AM, Mondragón RJ, Woodward G. (2016) Drought rewires the cores of food webs. Nature Climate Change 6: 875–879. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3002
Khamis K, Brown LE, Hannah DM, Milner AM. (2014) Experimental evidence that predator range expansion modifies alpine stream community structure. Freshwater Science 34: 66–80.DOI: 10.1086/679484
Ledger M.E., Brown L.E., Edwards F., Woodward G., Milner A.M. (2013) Drought impacts on the structure and functioning of complex food webs. Nature Climate Change, 3, 223-227.
Ledger M.E., Harris R.M.L., Armitage P.D. & Milner, A.M. (2012). Climate change impacts on community resilience: experimental evidence from a drought disturbance experiment. Advances in Ecological Research, 46, 211-258.