Exploring the effects of salinization on trophic diversity in freshwater ecosystems: a quantitative review

@article{Castillo2017ExploringTE,
  title={Exploring the effects of salinization on trophic diversity in freshwater ecosystems: a quantitative review},
  author={Anakena M. Castillo and Diana M. T. Sharpe and Cameron K. Ghalambor and Luis Fernando de Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={807},
  pages={1-17}
}
Salinization of freshwater ecosystems represents a potential threat to biodiversity, but the distribution of salinity tolerance among freshwater organisms and its functional consequences are understudied. In this study, we reviewed global patterns of salinity tolerance across a broad range of freshwater organisms. Specifically, we compared published data on LC50 (a metric of salinity tolerance) across climatic regions, taxa, and functional feeding groups (FFGs). We found that microinvertebrates… 

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