Zebra Mussel Effects on Benthic Invertebrates: Physical or Biotic?

@article{Botts1996ZebraME,
  title={Zebra Mussel Effects on Benthic Invertebrates: Physical or Biotic?},
  author={P. S. Botts and B. A. Patterson and Don W. Schloesser},
  journal={Journal of the North American Benthological Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={15},
  pages={179 - 184}
}
  • P. S. Botts, B. A. Patterson, Don W. Schloesser
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Journal of the North American Benthological Society
  • In soft sediments, Dreissena spp. create firm substrate in the form of aggregates of living mussels (druses) that roll free on the sediments. Druses provide physical structure which increases habitat heterogeneity, and the mussels increase benthic organic matter through the production of pseudofeces and feces. Descriptive and experimental studies were used to determine: 1) whether the density of benthic invertebrates in soft sediments increased in the presence of druses, and 2) whether the… CONTINUE READING
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