Blowing in the wind: a field test of overland dispersal and colonization by aquatic invertebrates

@article{Cceres2002BlowingIT,
  title={Blowing in the wind: a field test of overland dispersal and colonization by aquatic invertebrates},
  author={Carla E. C{\'a}ceres and Daniel A. Soluk},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={131},
  pages={402-408}
}
Despite the importance of dispersal to ecology, accurate estimates of dispersal rates are often difficult to obtain, especially for organisms that rely on passive dispersal of propagules to colonize new sites. To investigate potential dispersal vectors and relative colonization rates of zooplankton, we conducted a field experiment in which we restricted potential dispersal vectors (insects, birds, amphibians) from transporting zooplankton to mesocosms. Twenty-six non-insect invertebrate taxa… CONTINUE READING