Lynn Govaert

The main goal of Govaert's research is to understand the dynamical interplay between ecological and evolutionary processes in a community and ecosystem context. To that extent, I have a strong interest in developing conceptual frameworks that allow quantifying the contributions of ecology and evolution to population, community and ecosystem change in both a temporal and spatial setting. I also combine these conceptual frameworks with experimental approaches and theoretical modelling to improve our understanding on how relatively important evolution compared to ecology is in observed community and ecosystem dynamics. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the lab of Dr. Florian Altermatt, where I will investigate how organism dispersal and nutrient flow between ecosystems affects an ecosystem’s response to environmental stress.

"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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