About this blog
While environmental circumstances change gradually, ecosystems may go through sudden, hardly reversible, critical transitions between alternative states. When addressing this issue, ecologists have mainly focussed on the dynamics of individual populations, rather than on the networks of interactions between species that maintain them. Those ecological networks are, however, known to be highly structured, which may strongly influence the scale at which critical transitions occur. On this blog I discuss the outcomes of my research in which I try to disentangle the relationship between ecological network structure and the community-wide implications of shifts between alternative states.
About Jelle Lever
I work on my research in the labs of Jordi Bascompte (ecological networks) and Marten Scheffer (critical transitions).
As per September 2019 I am following a one-year course at the University of Cambridge to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).