Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 111 Ren’ai Road,
Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province,
The ExStream System comprises 128 circular stream mesocosms offering strict control of experimental variables, excellent statistical power and a high degree of realism, such as permitting natural immigration and emigration of stream organisms (invertebrates, algae and microbes) and achieving the same ambient temperature, light conditions and water chemistry as the adjoining river/stream. The mesocosms are arranged in eight blocks of 16 units each, and each of these blocks is continuously supplied by stream water gravity-fed from one of eight header tanks via 16 individual supply pipes.
The Experimental Stream mesocosm network (ExStream) comprises replicate installations in New Zealand, China, Japan, Germany and Ireland and is coordinated by Asst. Prof. Jeremy J. Piggott at Trinity College Dublin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Flow velocity
The effects of multiple stressors on benthic macroinvertebrate communities and ecosystem functioning in streams
Benthic macroinvertebrate communities and ecosystem functioning in streams: Responses to multiple stressors’ impact.
Stream Ecology, Community ecology
At the location of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, there are a complete set of lab facilities
present for both locations
Assoc. Prof. Yixin Zhang (http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/departments/academic-departments/environmental-science/staff/yixin-zhang)