Life in a freshwater pond is profuse, with layer upon layer of organisms forming food chains and ecological communities all dependent on each other and sensitive to the world around them.
Sophia Fox moved to the Outer Cape
as the Aquatic Ecologist for the Cape
Cod National Seashore in 2010
following a Ph.D. and M.A. from the
Boston University Marine Program in
Woods Hole and research into such
things as wastewater pollution and
water quality in the Venice Lagoon and
the impacts of deforestation on the
mangrove swamps of Panama. At the
seashore, she conducts scientific monitoring and research in the Park’s freshwater and coastal ecosystems, focusing on understanding and predicting natural and human-driven changes to marine and freshwater ecosystems, including the effects of global climate change on water quality, biological processes and food web interactions.