PhD, Limnology, University of Potsdam, Germany, 2013
MS, Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada, 2010
BS, Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2005
ARCT Performers Diploma (Piano), Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada, 2001
Investigating how aquatic ecosystem function, and their relationship to the land and atmosphere around them
Dr. Brothers runs the Limnology and Lake Management Research Group, which investigates: 1) How do carbon cycling (generally) and metabolic processes (specifically) in lakes and other aquatic ecosystems vary between ecological regions, and how are they responding to anthropogenic stressors such as eutrophication and climate change? 2) What role do benthic/littoral processes play in potential short- and long-term shifts in aquatic ecosystem functioning? 3) Can the conceptualization of ecosystems as exhibiting self-stabilizing regimes assist our efforts to conserve and manage these ecosystems? 4) Can our understanding of the above processes be used to improve management and restoration planning in aquatic systems? Within these themes, we focus on a broad spectrum of topics and ideas, ranging from microbial processes, up through food web relationships, and all the way to local, regional, or global patterns in the way lakes interact with their surrounding landscapes and the Earth’s atmosphere.