- B.Sc. (University of Rochester)
- M.Sc. (The Ohio State University)
- Ph.D. (Arizona State University)
- Ecological stoichiometry
- Aquatic ecology
My research primarily examines the role of nutrients in aquatic food webs through their effects on the nutritional physiology of plants and animals. In particular, I study how nutrient limitation alters the metabolism of organisms and their ecological interactions in aquatic ecosystems. My current research examines the elemental nutrition of freshwater algae and zooplankton, the ecology of urban aquatic ecosystems, and nutrient dynamics in lake ecosystems.
BIOL 2000H: Methods of Biological Inquiry
BIOL 3050H: Limnology
BIOL 4340H: Biological Stoichiometry
Jones, C.L.C., A.B.A Shafer, W.D. Kim, C. Prater, N.D. Wagner and P.C. Frost. 2020. The complexity of co-limitation: Nutrigenomics reveal non-additive interactions of calcium and phosphorus on gene expression in Daphnia pulex. Proc. R. Soc. B. 287: 20202302
Bell, A.T., D.L. Murray, C. Prater and P.C. Frost. 2019. Fear and food: Effects of predator‐derived chemical cues and stoichiometric food quality on Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography 64: 1706-1715.
Narr, C.F., D. Ebert, G. Bastille‐Rousseau, and P.C. Frost. 2019. Nutrient availability affects the prevalence of a microsporidian parasite. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 579-590.
Prater, C., N.D. Wagner, and P.C. Frost. 2018. Seasonal effects of food quality and temperature on body stoichiometry, biochemistry, and biomass production in Daphnia populations. Limnology and Oceanography 63: 1727-1740.