We try to disentangle the relative importance of local and regional factors in determining composition and structure of local communities in a set of interconnected shallow ponds ("De Maten", Genk). The study focuses on metacommunity structure, patterns of dispersal, and forces determining establishment success of species. Model organisms are zooplankton, macro-invertebrates and fish. In parallel to species composition, genetic diversity within and among populations of zooplankton is also assessed.
zooplankton, conservation, freshwater, lakes, ponds, wetlands, speies diversity, specialisation, seasonality, reproductive mode, phenology, competition, life history, behaviour, metapopulation, metacommunity, predation, resting stages, diapause, hatching, Ecology, Genetics, Habitat management, restoration, Limnology and hydrobiology, Ponds and lakes , standing waters, Inland Water Biodiversity, Flanders, Belgium, Europe, De Maten, De Blankaart, De Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen, W-Europe, Cladocera, Daphnia, Sida, Scapholeberis, Polyphemus, Megafenestra, Copepoda, Rotifera, Anomopoda, Branchiopoda, Metazoa, Invertebrata, Crustacea
|Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||unknown|
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