Bivalve Impacts in Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems

@article{Vaughn2018BivalveII,
  title={Bivalve Impacts in Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems},
  author={Caryn C. Vaughn and Timothy J. Hoellein},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2018}
}
  • C. Vaughn, T. Hoellein
  • Published 2 November 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Bivalve molluscs are abundant in marine and freshwater ecosystems and perform important ecological functions. Bivalves have epifaunal or infaunal lifestyles but are largely filter feeders that couple the water column and benthos. Bivalve ecology is a large field of study, but few comparisons among aquatic ecosystems or lifestyles have been conducted. Bivalves impact nutrient cycling, create and modify habitat, and affect food webs directly (i.e., prey) and indirectly (i.e., movement of… 

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