Effects of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea on settling juveniles and other benthic taxa

@inproceedings{Werner2007EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea on settling juveniles and other benthic taxa},
  author={Stefan Werner and Karl-Otto Rothhaupt},
  year={2007}
}
The Asian clam Corbicula has become established worldwide in a wide range of freshwater ecosystems. Corbicula fluminea invaded Lake Constance (Central Europe) between 2000 and 2002 and has reached densities up to 3520 individuals .5 mm in length per square meter in sandy areas. However, the effect of this species on other benthic invertebrates remains unclear. Here, we show that ecosystem engineering via shell production by C. fluminea in Lake Constance considerably increases availability of… CONTINUE READING
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