4.2 Incorporation of invasive species into biotop network: Success and consequences

Kutatási téma
Balogh, C, A Vláčilová, L G‐Tóth & Z Serfőző (2018) Dreissenid colonization during the initial invasion of the quagga mussel in the largest Central European shallow lake, Lake Balaton, Hungary. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 44: 114–125.

We examine the incorporation of invasive macroinvertebrates, especially the dominant quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis), into the food network and their impact on the ecosystem and matter-energy flux. We search for the cause of the success of adaptation by investigating the properties of the invader such as behavior, feeding activity, and reproduction during the colonization process in the new biotope.