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Temporal changes and between-host variation in the intestinal parasite community of Arctic charr in a subarctic lake
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-16)
The occurrence of trophically transmitted intestinal parasites in Arctic charr was analyzed from data material collected over two decades from Lake Takvatn, northern Norway. The main objectives were to investigate (i) between-year variation in parasite infracommunity composition, (ii) between-host variation in infracommunity composition, and (iii) possible interspecific interaction between parasites. ...
Variation in functional trait composition of benthic invertebrates across depths and seasons in a subarctic lake
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016-07-01)
Benthic invertebrate communities play a fundamental role in lake ecosystems, and the understanding of how those benthic communities are structured, particularly in terms of the identity and spatiotemporal distribution of their functional traits, is key to our understanding of how lake ecosystems work. In Takvatn, a subarctic lake in northern Norway, we identified the taxonomic and functional identity ...
A simplified method to estimate Diphyllobothrium spp. infection in salmonids
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-13)
Some fish parasites constitute severe management problems as they may cause mortality of their fish host or are important zoonoses of humans. Parasite assessments are therefore critical to keep track of infections. If conventional sampling techniques can be simplified, parasite assessments might be easier to obtain, less time-consuming and more extensive. In this study, we compare the ...
Community structure affects trophic ontogeny in a predatory fish
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-20)
While most studies have focused on the timing and nature of ontogenetic niche shifts, information is scarce about the effects of community structure on trophic ontogeny of top predators. We investigated how community structure affects ontogenetic niche shifts (i.e., relationships between body length, trophic position, and individual dietary specialization) of a predatory fish, brown trout (Salmo ...
Effects of fish species composition on Diphyllobothrium spp. infections in subarctic brown trout - is three-spined stickleback a key species?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-04-25)
Subarctic populations of brown trout (Salmo trutta) are often heavily infected with cestodes of the genus Diphyllobothrium, assumedly because of their piscivorous behavior. This study explores possible associations between availability of fish prey and Diphyllobothrium spp. infections in lacustrine trout populations. Trout in i) allopatry (group T); ii) sympatry with Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) ...