The role of winter phenology in shaping the ecology of freshwater fish and their sensitivities to climate change

@article{Shuter2012TheRO,
  title={The role of winter phenology in shaping the ecology of freshwater fish and their sensitivities to climate change},
  author={Brian J Shuter and Anders G Finstad and Ingeborg Palm Helland and Irene Zweim{\"u}ller and Franz H{\"o}lker},
  journal={Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={74},
  pages={637-657}
}
Thermal preference and performance provide the physiological frame within which fish species seek strategies to cope with the challenges raised by the low temperatures and low levels of oxygen and food that characterize winter. There are two common coping strategies: active utilization of winter conditions or simple toleration of winter conditions. The former is typical of winter specialist species with low preferred temperatures, and the latter is typical of species with higher preferred… Expand

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