Temporary pools are not `enemy-free'

  title={Temporary pools are not `enemy-free'},
  author={Luc Brendonck and Erik Michels and Luc De Meester and Bruce J. Riddoch},
Temporary pools are traditionally considered as refuges where the conspicuous anostracans are protected from predation. While this is true for the size-selective predation by fish, there is compelling evidence that invertebrate predation is an important biotic stress regulating temporary pool communities. In rock pools in southeastern Botswana, we studied the impact of some suspected invertebrate predators on populations of the freshwater anostracan Branchipodopsis wolfi by means of… CONTINUE READING
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