Mark Ledger

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Mark Ledger’s research in freshwater systems encompasses community ecology, biodiversity and environmental change. His research group works at a range of spatial and temporal scales, utilising laboratory microcosms, field mesocosms and natural environmental gradients in real ecosystems. Their current research has four overlapping foci: disturbance ecology; food webs, species interactions, particularly plant-herbivore dynamics, and stressor effects on biodiversity and ecosystem function. Ongoing research includes:

Disturbance, biological legacies and community development
Disturbance and dynamic stability
Environmental change and freshwater food webs
Model food webs: replicability and realism
Interaction strengths within the algae-herbivore sub-web
Environmental change, aquatic biodiversity and species interactions

He welcomes enquiries from prospective students in these areas.