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Benthic Macroinvertebrates

  • Richard C. Lathrop
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Abstract

The benthic macroinvertebrates1 of Lake Mendota are not central to the pelagic food web research presented in this volume, but they are important food organism for many fish species inhabiting the lake (see Magnuson and Lathrop, Ch. 11). Macroinvertebrate density trends provide useful information for a recently initiated research project by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the University of Wisconsin (UW). This project deals with the ecology of the major fish species inhabiting Lake Mendota’s littoral zone and the relationship of these fish to different species and densities of macrophytes. Understanding the linkage between the littoral and pelagic food webs is an objective of the new project.

Keywords

Littoral Zone Yellow Perch Water Mite Sublittoral Zone Profundal Zone 
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