Fish mediate high food web connectivity in the lower reaches of a tropical floodplain river

  title={Fish mediate high food web connectivity in the lower reaches of a tropical floodplain river},
  author={Timothy D. Jardine and Bradley J. Pusey and Stephen K Hamilton and Neil E. Pettit and P. M. C. Davies and Michael M Douglas and Vivian Sinnamon and Ian A. Halliday and Stuart E. Bunn},
High levels of hydrological connectivity during seasonal flooding provide significant opportunities for movements of fish between rivers and their floodplains, estuaries and the sea, possibly mediating food web subsidies among habitats. To determine the degree of utilisation of food sources from different habitats in a tropical river with a short floodplain inundation duration (~2 months), stable isotope ratios in fishes and their available food were measured from three habitats (inundated… CONTINUE READING


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