River discharge drives recruitment success of the European bitterling Rhodeus amarus in a regulated river in central Europe
Abstract:A 15 year data set revealed that the abundance of 0+ year Rhodeus amarus in a regulated river was negatively associated with mean river discharge, while mean standard length was positively related to the cumulative number of degree-days ≥10° C. Results are discussed in the context of the recent invasion success of R. amarus.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Czech Republic
Publication date: 2009-05-01