publication . Article . 2016

Influence of a carp invasion on the zooplankton community in Laguna Medina, a Mediterranean shallow lake

Florian, Norbert; Lopez-Luque, Raquel; Ospina-Alvarez, Natalia; Hufnagel, Levente; Green, Andy J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Asociación Ibérica de Limnología
Abstract
The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a highly invasive species and an ecological engineer. It has been repeatedly shown to increase nutrient concentrations and phytoplankton biomass while destroying submerged macrophytes, although there are few studies from the Mediterranean region. We studied its impact on the zooplankton community in Laguna de Medina lake, a shallow lake in Jerez de la Frontera, south-west Spain. Carp were removed with rotenone in 2007 but returned in 2010-2011. We compared zooplankton sampled monthly from 8 points from May to December in 2008 (without carp) and 2012 (with carp). Extensive macrophyte beds present in 2008 were absent in 2012. A...
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free text keywords: Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Acanthocyclops, Biomanipulation, Cladocera, Invasive species, Mediterranean shallow lake
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publication . Article . 2016

Influence of a carp invasion on the zooplankton community in Laguna Medina, a Mediterranean shallow lake

Florian, Norbert; Lopez-Luque, Raquel; Ospina-Alvarez, Natalia; Hufnagel, Levente; Green, Andy J.;