Declines in predatory fish promote bloom-forming macroalgae.

@article{Eriksson2009DeclinesIP,
  title={Declines in predatory fish promote bloom-forming macroalgae.},
  author={Britas Klemens Eriksson and Lars Ljunggren and Alfred Sandstr{\"o}m and Gustav Johansson and Johanna Mattila and Anja Rubach and Sonja R{\aa}berg and Martin Snickars},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={1975-88}
}
In the Baltic Sea, increased dominance of ephemeral and bloom-forming algae is presently attributed to increased nutrient loads. Simultaneously, coastal predatory fish are in strong decline. Using field data from nine areas covering a 700-km coastline, we examined whether formation of macroalgal blooms could be linked to the composition of the fish community. We then tested whether predator or nutrient availability could explain the field patterns in two small-scale field experiments, by… CONTINUE READING
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