Movements of Florida apple snails in relation to water levels and drying events

@article{Darby2009MovementsOF,
  title={Movements of Florida apple snails in relation to water levels and drying events},
  author={Philip C. Darby and Robert E. Bennetts and Steven J. Miller and H. Franklin Percival},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={489-498}
}
Florida apple snails (Pomacea paludosa) apparently have only a limited tolerance to wetland drying events (although little direct evidence exists), but their populations routinely face dry downs under natural and managed water regimes. In this paper, we address speculation that apple snails respond to decreasing water levels and potential drying events by moving toward refugia that remain inundated. We monitored the movements of apple snails in central Florida, USA during drying events at the… CONTINUE READING