Luc De Meester

Steering Committee member Luc De Meester is an aquatic ecologist and evolutionary biologist with much expertise in studying both community and population responses to environmental change, including human-induced change such as climate change, pollution, and urbanization. His key focus is on integrating community and population-level, evolutionary responses to study eco-evolutionary dynamics in response to global change, including urbanization. He will contribute to developing a framework for eco-evolutionary dynamics across a gradient of urbanization by combining metacommunity research with analyses of micro-evolution, especially focusing on the waterflea Daphnia as a model species.

"Cities are microcosms of the evolutionary changes that are occurring on a planetary scale and thus provide a natural laboratory to advance our understanding of eco-evolutionary dynamics in a rapidly urbanizing world." 

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