Dr. Erica A. Garcia
Erica has an established track record of collaborative research in a variety of aquatic habitats (i.e. freshwater lakes, ponds, salt marshes and rivers). Erica uses a combination of observational, experimental, and isotopic approaches to study species interactions and biodiversity in a food web context to examine how these affect key ecosystem processes. Since 2008, she has been working as a lead researcher on TRaCK project 5.1: Bottom up and top down control of tropical river food webs and has also been focusing on quantifying aquatic and riparian invertebrate subsides in the NT. She has also collaborated with researchers as part of TRaCK project 5.5: Flow-ecology relationships for biodiversity and ecosystem processes and TRaCK project 4.6: Trial of the Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health (FARWH) in the wet/dry tropics. She is also the NT representative on the executive committee of the Australian Society of Limnology.