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Effect of Wetland Enhancement on Parasites of Juvenile Yellow Perch

Bertrand, M. et Marcogliese, D. J. et Magnan, P. (2010). Effect of Wetland Enhancement on Parasites of Juvenile Yellow Perch. Wetlands , 30 (2). p. 300-308. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-010-0032-z.

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Impoundments and dams are frequently used in wetlands to stabilize water levels and maintain breeding habitat for waterfowl. The objective of the study was to examine the effect of reduced water level fluctuations and connectivity on fish parasitism in wetlands caused by the installation of such structures. We compared parasites of juvenile yellow perch (Perca flavescens) from two enhanced wetlands where water level is regulated and where connection with the main channel occurs only during spring flood (enhanced wetlands) to parasites of juvenile perch living in seasonally flooded wetlands where connection with the main channel is continuous (natural wetlands). Parasite species richness and Shannon diversity index were higher in natural than in enhanced wetlands. Jaccard similarity index revealed a higher similarity in parasite assemblages within than between each type of wetlands. Glochidia and parasites that include clams in their life cycle were absent from the two enhanced wetlands. Our study suggested that local factors such as water level fluctuation and connectivity in enhanced wetlands may limit the establishment of bivalves and that the use of impoundments and dams in wetlands areas may have an impact on some components of the food web.

Type de document: Article scientifique
Statut du texte intégral: Autre
Mots-clés libres: Bivalves, Connectivity, Food web, Impoundment, Species diversity, Water level
Sujets: 2. Milieu physique > 2.4. Hydrologie
3. Végétation, milieux humides > 3.3. Marais
3. Végétation, milieux humides > 3.4. Prairie humide
3. Végétation, milieux humides > 3.5. Marécage
4. Faune > 4.2. Poisson
8. Impacts et monitoring > 8.4. Population de perchaude
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Dernière modification: 01 avr. 2017 14:56

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