Chemical amplification in an invaded food web: seasonality and ontogeny in a high-biomass, low-diversity ecosystem.

@article{Ng2008ChemicalAI,
  title={Chemical amplification in an invaded food web: seasonality and ontogeny in a high-biomass, low-diversity ecosystem.},
  author={C. R. Andrew Ng and M. Berg and David J. Jude and John E. Janssen and Patrice M Charlebois and Luis A. Nunes Amaral and Kimberly A. Gray},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={2186-95}
}
The global spread of invasive species is changing the structure of aquatic food webs worldwide. The North American Great Lakes have proved particularly vulnerable to this threat. In nearshore areas, invasive benthic species such as dreissenid mussels and round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) have gained dominance in recent years. Such species are driving the flow of energy and material from the water column to the benthic zone, with dramatic effect on nutrient and contaminant cycling. Here, we… CONTINUE READING