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Trophic shift, not collapse

Environmental Science and Technology

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DOI: 10.1021/es404089y

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Abstract

Jerald Schnoor’s editorial describes the recent changes in Lake Huron’s aquatic ecosystem as a trophic collapse and attributes this collapse to invasive species dominating energy and nutrient flows in the food web. As state and federal scientists who are closely monitoring Lake Huron’s food web, we believe that the ongoing changes are more accurately characterized as a trophic shift in which benthic pathways have become more prominent. While decreases in abundance have occurred for some species, others are experiencing improved reproduction resulting in the restoration of several important native species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Trophic shift, not collapse
Series title:
Environmental Science and Technology
DOI:
10.1021/es404089y
Volume
47
Issue:
21
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
ACS Publications
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
11915
Last page:
11916