Carling Bieg

Carling Bieg
University of Guelph | UOGuelph · Department of Integrative Biology

PhD Candidate

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Global fisheries and seafood supply chains have remarkable structural similarities to nature's food webs, with humans as apex predators, allowing us to use ecological concepts to draw connections between fisheries management and the stability and resilience of the global seafood system. However, misinformation currently plagues the global seafood m...
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Coral reefs are facing a constant barrage of human impacts, including eutrophication, overharvesting and climate change. However, research and management are just beginning to depart from a single-dominant-stressor paradigm and a holistic ecosystem-based understanding of these systems is still in its infancy. We expand on a well-known theoretical m...
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Almost 50 years ago, Michael Rosenzweig pointed out that nutrient addition can destabilise food webs, leading to loss of species and reduced ecosystem function through the paradox of enrichment. Around the same time, David Tilman demonstrated that increased nutrient loading would also be expected to cause competitive exclusion leading to deleteriou...
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The report describes the food system impacts on biodiversity loss at the global level and recommends three levers for food system transformation in support of nature.
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There is mounting evidence that fishing impacts can fundamentally alter the structure of whole ecosystems, whereby removal of top trophic levels is expected to generally cascade down the food web, allowing prey at lower trophic levels to flourish. These cascades can lead to decreased diversity but increased productivity in ecosystems, which may lea...
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The ecological consequences of winter in freshwater systems are an understudied but rapidly emerging research area. Here, we argue that winter periods of reduced temperature and light (and potentially oxygen and resources) could play an underappreciated role in mediating the coexistence of species. This may be especially true for temperate and suba...
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The ecological consequences of winter in freshwater systems are an understudied but rapidly emerging research area. Here, we argue that winter periods of reduced temperature and light (and potentially oxygen and resources) could play an underappreciated role in mediating the coexistence of species. This may be especially true for temperate and suba...
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The global seafood market places humans as apex predators within the marine food web, linking species and ecosystems around the world. Here, we argue that the structure of these seafood systems is in opposition to nature’s common stabilizing structures. We first describe a remarkably repeated structure in nature’s food webs: generalist foraging by...
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behaviour in ways that broadly and predictably reorganize — or rewire — food webs. We use...
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior in ways that broadly and predictably reorganize—or rewire—food webs. We use exist...
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There is a widely acknowledged need to explicitly include humans in our conceptual and mathematical models of food webs. However, a simple and generalized method for incorporating humans into fisheries food webs has yet to be established. We developed a simple graphical framework for defining whole‐system inland fishery food webs that includes a co...
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Tropical fisheries are among the most productive fisheries in the world, often providing the primary source of protein for the local population. Despite their importance, data on these systems are relatively limited, thus hampering management and policy development. Here, the implications of increasing fishing pressure are explored by critically ev...
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There is growing awareness of the need for fishery management policies that are robust to changing environmental, social, and economic pressures. Here we use conventional bioeconomic theory to demonstrate that inherent biological constraints combined with nonlinear supply-demand relationships can generate threshold effects due to harvesting. As a r...
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The dynamic aspects of human harvesting behaviour are often overlooked in resource management, such that models often neglect the complexities of dynamic human effort. Some researchers have recognized this, and a recent push has been made to understand how human behaviour and ecological systems interact through dynamic social-ecological systems. He...

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