Hydrophyte macroinvertebrate interactions in Zwemlust, a lake undergoing biomanipulation.

R. Kornijow, R.D. Gulati, E. van Donk

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    Abstract

    In two years after biomanipulation of Lake Zwemlust (The Netherlands), macrophytes (helophytes, elodeids) and filamentous algae developed luxuriantly in the lake. They influenced the structure of macroinvertebrate communities inhabiting them. Macrophytes and algae, by changing environmental and trophic conditions, also affected the composition of macrozoobenthos. Vascular plants served as an important source of food for zoobenthos and phytofauna, mainly after they were decomposed. Filamentous algae were consumed readily alive by many animals. Invertebrates appeared to be important as a potential nutrient source for hydrophytes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)467-474
    JournalHydrobiologia
    Volume200-201
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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    Kornijow, R., Gulati, R. D., & van Donk, E. (1990). Hydrophyte macroinvertebrate interactions in Zwemlust, a lake undergoing biomanipulation. Hydrobiologia, 200-201(1), 467-474.