Using data from field introduction experiments with Gammarus spp. conducted in the rivers of a small island, commencing in 1949, with resampling in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and finally in 2005, we aimed to examine the long-term interaction of the native freshwater amphipod Gammarus duebeni celticus with the introduced G. pulex. Using physico-chemical data from a 2005 island-wide survey, we also aimed to find what environmental factors could influence the distribution of the two species.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
MacNeil, C., Dick, J. T. A., Gell, F. R., Selman, R., Lenartowicz, P., & Hynes, H. B. N. (2009). A long-term study (1949-2005) of experimental introductions to an island; freshwater amphipods (Crustacea) in the Isle of Man (British Isles). Diversity and Distributions, 15(2), 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00529.x