Yoon Kyung Cha
- Biological — General Community Structures — Cumulative human impacts
- Biological — General Community Structures — Whole system community dynamics and modeling
- Biological — Algal — Population dynamics and monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Masters / PhD students
Dr. Cha's research focuses on assessing the effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors in aquatic ecosystems. Using Bayesian statistical approaches, her research has characterized long-term patterns of phosphorus loading and mussel populations for Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, and has investigated how phosphorus load reductions and dreissenid invasions have affected various aspects of lake water quality, focusing on phosphorus flux and cycling in the bay. She is currently working on developing a predictive model that links the biomass of benthic filamentous algae to nutrient cycling and the light environment in Saginaw Bay.