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Professor Ross Thompson is Director and Chair of Water Science in the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. Ross is a freshwater ecologist with interests in the study of biodiversity and the restoration of landscapes. His fundamental research is in food web ecology; seeking the rules that determine how natural communities assemble and persist. His applied research addresses the ways in which food webs can be influenced by anthropogenic factors including urbanisation, land clearance, pharmaceutical contamination, river flow diversion and restoration, and invasion. He has an active research program on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem function in urban and rural landscapes. Ross has published more than 90 papers, 10 book chapters and more than 200 scientific reports. He sits on the Australian Research Council College of Experts and has recently stepped down from the NZ Marsden Panel. His work has strong links to government and industry, and Ross sits on a number of senior technical advisory panels for local, state and federal research programs.

 

Ross is always seeking excellent graduate students and fellowship candidates in:

  • Stream and river ecology

  • Food-web ecology

  • Urban ecology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ross THOMPSON is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

food web Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystems Agriculture & Biology
food webs Agriculture & Biology
biodiversity Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
macroinvertebrate Earth & Environmental Sciences
riparian vegetation Earth & Environmental Sciences
invertebrate Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 1998 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Biological interactions mediate context and species-specific sensitivities to salinity

Bray, J. P., Reich, J., Nichols, S. J., Kon Kam King, G., Mac Nally, R., Thompson, R., O’Reilly-Nugent, A. & Kefford, B. J., 21 Jan 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1764, p. 1-10 10 p., 20180020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salinity
Ecosystems
Toxicity
salinity
toxic substances
1 Citation (Scopus)

Inferring predator-prey interactions in food webs

Pomeranz, J. P. F., Thompson, R. M., Poisot, T. & Harding, J. S., 2019, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10, 3, p. 356-367 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influences of the antidepressant fluoxetine on stream ecosystem function and aquatic insect emergence at environmentally realistic concentrations

Richmond, E. K., Rosi, E. J., Reisinger, A. J., Hanrahan, B. R., Thompson, R. M. & Grace, M. R., 2019, In : Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 34, 1, p. 513-531 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems

Brose, U., Archambault, P., Barnes, A. D., Bersier, L. F., Boy, T., Canning-Clode, J., Conti, E., Dias, M., Digel, C., Dissanayake, A., Flores, A. A. V., Fussmann, K., Gauzens, B., Gray, C., Häussler, J., Hirt, M. R., Jacob, U., Jochum, M., Kéfi, S., McLaughlin, O. & 33 othersMacPherson, M. M., Latz, E., Layer-Dobra, K., Legagneux, P., Li, Y., Madeira, C., Martinez, N. D., Mendonça, V., Mulder, C., Navarrete, S. A., O’Gorman, E. J., Ott, D., Paula, J., Perkins, D., Piechnik, D., Pokrovsky, I., Raffaelli, D., Rall, B. C., Rosenbaum, B., Ryser, R., Silva, A., Sohlström, E. H., Sokolova, N., Thompson, M. S. A., Thompson, R. M., Vermandele, F., Vinagre, C., Wang, S., Wefer, J. M., Williams, R. J., Wieters, E., Woodward, G. & Iles, A. C., Jun 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 6, p. 919-927 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

food webs
food web
predator
body mass
predators

Stressor dominance and sensitivity-dependent antagonism: Disentangling the freshwater effects of an insecticide among co-occurring agricultural stressors

Bray, J. P., Nichols, S. J., Keely-Smith, A., Thompson, R., Bhattacharyya, S., Gupta, S., Gupta, A., Gao, J., Wang, X., Kaserzon, S., Mueller, J. F., Chou, A. & Kefford, B. J., 24 May 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

antagonism
malathion
insecticide
pesticide
invertebrate