Aquatic bird populations as possible indicators of seasonal nutrient flow at Ichkeul Lake, Tunisia

  title={Aquatic bird populations as possible indicators of seasonal nutrient flow at Ichkeul Lake, Tunisia},
  author={A. Tamisier and C. Boudouresque},
  • A. Tamisier, C. Boudouresque
  • Published 1994
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Lake Ichkeul is fed in autumn and winter by 7 main freshwater oueds (rivers) which create an overflow towards the mediterranean sea. Conversely, seawater enters the lake after the end of the rainy season. Thus, strong inverse variations occur twice a year both in water depth and salinity level, with a major hydraulic flow to the sea between October and January.Waterbirds exploit the lake (ca 50 species belonging to 13 families) with a marked seasonal variation in specific richness and diversity… CONTINUE READING

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