Aquatic insects create stream microbial niches!
Check out this new paper led by Dr. Tony Bertagnolli and collaborative with Dr. Lindsey Albertson (Dept. of Ecology) and Geoff Poole (Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences).
Punchline: Caddisflies engineer stream ecosystems partly by shaping the potential for microbial nutrient and greenhouse gas cycling (Photo: Field site, Cherry Creek, Madison County, MT; credit: Frank Stewart)