Zhuoyan Song

Ph.D. thesis successfully defended in 2019.


My past research includes studies on population and community ecology of freshwater macroinvertebrates. I mainly focused on impact of multiple environmental stressors on population structure and biodiversity in lakes and rivers using multivariate analysis. I also concentrated on freshwater snail conservation as well as bioassessment of macroinvertebrates in river habitats. For my Ph.D. research, I investigated ecological factors associated with diversity and population genetic structure of acanthocephalan parasites that use the amphipod Gammarus lacustris as an intermediate host.