Research interests

I investigate how and why riverine invertebrate communities are changing through time and space. The main goals of my research are to (i) integrate taxonomic, functional and [phylo]genetic diversity using statistical models and ecological explorations, (ii) add to our understanding of how anthropogenic processes are driving changes in biodiversity, and (iii) provide updated information as to the status of Lithuanian riverine ecosystems and the biodiversity they harbour, making this data more freely available for use in future meta-analyses. I use biomonitoring data retrieved from the Lithuanian Environmental Agency and other sources as well as the R statistical environment to explore spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity in an attempt to identify how changes are linked to anthropogenic practices and both known and unknown stressors.

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