Tolerance of Ceriodaphnia quadrangula and Diaphanosoma brachyurum(Crustacea: Cladocera) to experimental soft water acidification

@article{Kappes2004ToleranceOC,
  title={Tolerance of Ceriodaphnia quadrangula and Diaphanosoma brachyurum(Crustacea: Cladocera) to experimental soft water acidification},
  author={Heike Kappes and Ulrich Sinsch},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={534},
  pages={109-115}
}
We analysed in how far the decrease of pH, that is part of the ongoing restoration of the softwater Lake Windsborn (conductivity below 30 μS cm−1), may in future influence the occurrence of the two cladoceran species Ceriodaphnia quadrangula and Diaphanosoma brachyurum. In the field, the abundance of Ceriodaphnia was positively correlated with lake water pH, whereas there was no correlation between abundance and pH for D. brachyurum. Experiments on the tolerance against acidification included… CONTINUE READING