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Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges
Greater international cooperation using standardized protocols and methods to monitor and manage European freshwater mussel diversity will not only help conserve this vulnerable group but also, through the protection of these important organisms, will offer wider benefits to freshwater ecosystems. Expand
Distribution of the invasive bivalve Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in Croatia
Field research conducted from 2007 to 2011 indicated that this species has colonised the entire eastern part of Croatia, and that its spread westward is continuing. Expand
Lifting the curtain on the freshwater mussel diversity of the Italian Peninsula and Croatian Adriatic coast
The first comprehensive dataset for the Unionida of the region spanning Italy and the coastal Croatian region (west of the Dinaric Alps) is presented, confirming the importance of the area as a centre of endemism for freshwater mussels. Expand
Differences in tolerance to anthropogenic stress between invasive and native bivalves.
Higher tolerance to thermal extremes may provide physiological benefit for further invasion success of S. woodiana in European freshwaters, especially in the context of climate change. Expand
Macroinvertebrates of the Natural Substrate of the Sava River - Preliminary Results
The objective of this study is to present the comparable data on macroinvertebrate communities from the natural bottom substrate along the middle and lower stretch of the Sava River. The study wasExpand
Comparative shell morphology of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha in the Drava River (Croatia)
The analysis separated the riverine and the lake populations of mussels into two morphological groupings, indicating that considerable phenotypic plasticity exists among the populations of the zebra mussel. Expand
Zooplankton assemblage in four temperate shallow waterbodies in association with habitat heterogeneity and alternative states
Abstract We assessed the zooplankton assemblages in four temperate shallow waterbodies differing in macrophyte coverage and alternative states: transparent vs. turbid. The main objectives of thisExpand
Year cycle of Austropotamobius torrentium (Schrank) in streams on Medvednica mountain (Croatia)
Correlation with five different physico-chemical parameters of water showed that animals’ activity is positively correlated to water temperature, conductivity, pH and hardness and negatively to oxygen concentration. Expand
Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment
Freshwater mussels are declining globally, and effective conservation requires prioritizing research and actions to identify and mitigate threats impacting mussel species. Conservation prioritiesExpand