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Contrasting patterns in trophic niche evolution of polymorphic Arctic charr populations in two subarctic Norwegian lakes
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-15)
Parallelism in trophic niches of polymorphic populations of Arctic charr was investigated in two similar subarctic lakes, Tårnvatn and Skøvatn, in northern Norway. Analysis of eleven microsatellite loci confirmed, respectively, the existence of three and two genetically differentiated morphs. Three methods were used to describe their trophic niches: habitat choice and stomach contents for the recent ...
Introduction of Mysis relicta (Mysida) reduces niche segregation between deep-water Arctic charr morphs
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-26)
Niche diversification of polymorphic Arctic charr can be altered by multiple anthropogenic stressors. The opossum-shrimp (<i>Mysis relicta</i>) was introduced to compensate for reduced food resources for fish following hydropower operations in Lake Limingen, central Norway. Based on habitat use, stomach contents, stable isotopes (δ<sup>13</sup>C, δ<sup>15</sup>N) and trophically transmitted parasites, ...