A salty landscape of fear: responses of fish and zooplankton to freshwater salinization and predatory stress

@article{Hintz2017ASL,
  title={A salty landscape of fear: responses of fish and zooplankton to freshwater salinization and predatory stress},
  author={William D Hintz and Rick A. Relyea},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={185},
  pages={147-156}
}
Predator–prey relationships are altered by anthropogenic contaminants. Road salt is a widespread contaminant among freshwater ecosystems, yet a relatively understudied subject in community ecology. Unknown is whether road salt salinization interacts with predatory stress to influence the growth, behavior, or reproduction of freshwater organisms. Using rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and zooplankton (Daphnia pulex), we exposed them to variable levels of road salt (NaCl) crossed with the… CONTINUE READING