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Rapid proliferation of an endemic galaxiid following eradication of an alien piscivore (Perca fluviatilis) from a reservoir

Beatty, S.J. and Morgan, D.L. (2017) Rapid proliferation of an endemic galaxiid following eradication of an alien piscivore (Perca fluviatilis) from a reservoir. Journal of Fish Biology, 90 (3). pp. 1090-1097.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13214
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Abstract

Following the complete eradication of the alien piscivorous perch Perca fluviatilis from a potable reservoir, the abundance of the endemic western minnow Galaxias occidentalis, which was previously undetectable prior to the initial eradication event, increased dramatically. The study reveals the potential of reservoirs to act as ecological refuges and has implications for understanding the relative effects of alien fishes v. habitat alteration on native freshwater fishes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Publisher: Journal of Fish Biology
Copyright: © 2016 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35194
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