Current-mediated periphytic structure modifies grazer interactions and algal removal

@article{Wellnitz2012CurrentmediatedPS,
  title={Current-mediated periphytic structure modifies grazer interactions and algal removal},
  author={Todd Wellnitz and N. LeRoy Poff},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46},
  pages={521-530}
}
By shaping the architecture and taxonomic composition of periphyton, stream current may create periphytic mats on which some grazers can feed and forage more effectively than others. Current-mediated periphytic structure also has the potential to foster positive interactions among grazers if one grazer’s foraging facilitates another’s access to algal food. To examine the extent to which these indirect effects of current influenced periphytic removal and grazer interactions, we conducted a… CONTINUE READING

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