Will the Displacement of Zebra Mussels by Quagga Mussels Increase Water Clarity in Shallow Lakes during Summer? Results from a Mesocosm Experiment.

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Mei, Xueying; Zhang, Xiufeng; Kassam, Sinan-Saleh; Rudstam, Lars G.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 12 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5179028, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168494
  • Subject: Bodies of Water | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Freshwater Environments | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Algae | Geology | Mesocosms | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Plants | Molluscs | Phytoplankton | Sedimentary Geology | Plankton | Animals | Lakes | Mussels | Aquatic Environments | Species Colonization | Petrology | Biology and Life Sciences | Hydrology | Research and Analysis Methods | Medicine | Bivalves | Sediment | Invasive Species | Surface Water | Q | R | Science | Organisms | Research Facilities | Invertebrates

Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are known to increase water clarity and affect ecosystem processes in invaded lakes. During the last decade, the conspecific quagga mussels (D. rostriformis bugensis) have displaced zebra mussels in many ecosystems including shallow ... View more
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