Robert W Sterner

Robert W Sterner

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1981 …2020

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Research interests

Limnology is the science of inland waters.  It is a multidisciplinary field, with physics, biology, chemistry, geology, social sciences, and others all strongly contributing to the understanding of the whole.  True to this spirit, work in my lab has covered a wide range of topics, but the center of gravity of all these is the field of Ecological Stoichiometry, which in simple terms is the study of how the nutrient content of organisms shapes their ecology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research interests

  • nutrients
  • lakes
  • plankton
  • ecosystem services
  • harmful algae
  • stoichiometry

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