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Differences Found in the Macroinvertebrate Community Composition in the Presence or Absence of the Invasive Alien Crayfish, Orconectes hylas

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, March 2016
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Title
Differences Found in the Macroinvertebrate Community Composition in the Presence or Absence of the Invasive Alien Crayfish, Orconectes hylas
Published in
PLOS ONE, March 2016
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0150199
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Brandye T. Freeland-Riggert, Stefan H. Cairns, Barry C. Poulton, Christopher M. Riggert

Abstract

Introductions of alien species into aquatic ecosystems have been well documented, including invasions of crayfish species; however, little is known about the effects of these introductions on macroinvertebrate communities. The woodland crayfish (Orconectes hylas (Faxon)) has been introduced into the St. Francis River watershed in southeast Missouri and has displaced populations of native crayfish. The effects of O. hylas on macroinvertebrate community composition were investigated in a fourth-order Ozark stream at two locations, one with the presence of O. hylas and one without. Significant differences between sites and across four sampling periods and two habitats were found in five categories of benthic macroinvertebrate metrics: species richness, percent/composition, dominance/diversity, functional feeding groups, and biotic indices. In most seasons and habitat combinations, the invaded site had significantly higher relative abundance of riffle beetles (Coleoptera: Elmidae), and significantly lower Missouri biotic index values, total taxa richness, and both richness and relative abundance of midges (Diptera: Chironomidae). Overall study results indicate that some macroinvertebrate community differences due to the O. hylas invasion were not consistent between seasons and habitats, suggesting that further research on spatial and temporal habitat use and feeding ecology of Ozark crayfish species is needed to improve our understanding of the effects of these invasions on aquatic communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Master 6 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 18%
Researcher 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 42%
Environmental Science 8 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 4 12%

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#5,431,520
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