Effects of the benthic suspension feeder Dreissena polymorpha on zooplankton in a large river
2. The presence of adult zebra mussels was correlated with a shift in composition of the phytoplankton community and a severe reduction in some rotifers. The effects of zebra mussels on the larger zooplankton were taxon-dependent, but bacterial density showed no trend among treatments.
3. Zebra mussels may have significant negative impacts on zooplankton, which may in turn alter riverine food webs.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology and Center for Watershed Research, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, U.S.A. 2: School of Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5800, U.S.A.
Publication date: 01 August 2000