About The Author

Benjamin B. Tumolo has received a B.S in Environmental Science from Lynchburg College, 2013 and a M.S. in Watershed Science from Murray State University, 2015. Tumolo is interested in ecosystem engineers, specifically in streams. Exploring the why, where, and when organism engineers are important to processes and functions of stream ecosystems. Tumolo is interested in the feedback between animal engineering, basal ecosystem processes and community dynamics.

Invasive Species Eat Little Plankton And Cause Big Problems

With increased globalization, our world has seen unprecedented levels of connectivity resulting in human-caused spread and introduction of organisms. This rapid dispersal of species at both temporal and spatial scales can result in invasive species which have severe negative consequences for the natural function of our ecosystems (Cardinale et al. 2012, Ricciardi et al. 2013). In