Latest news The first chapter of my PhD dissertation is in Early View at Ecological Monographs, available here! This paper combines the results of several big mesocosm experiments I did with amphipods, looking at the effects of biodiversity and species identity on leaf litter decomposition. It also features a meta-analysis of leaf consumption rates of a number of different freshwater amphipods, comparing this function between native and invasive species. And, it summarizes published trait information for the different species. If you want to know anything about the effect different amphipod species – the dominant shredding macroinvertebrates in many European streams – have on ecosystem functioning, check it out!