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New parasites and predators follow the introduction of two fish species to a subarctic lake: implications for food-web structure and functioning
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
Introduced species can alter the topology of food webs. For instance, an introduction can aid the arrival of free-living consumers using the new species as a resource, while new parasites may also arrive with the introduced species. Food-web responses to species additions can thus be far more complex than anticipated. In a subarctic pelagic food web with free-living and parasitic species, two fish ...
Long-term ecological studies in northern lakes – challenges, experiences, and accomplishments
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-15)
We review three long‐term research programs performed over the last four decades on the ecology and management of oligotrophic lake systems with different fish communities at 69° N in Norway. Through whole‐lake perturbation experiments, intensive culling of stunted fish removed 35 tons (1984–1991) of Arctic charr <i>Salvelinus alpinus</i> in Takvatn (15 km<sup>2</sup>) and 153 tons (1981–1983, ...