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Mysis salemaai in Ireland: new occurrences and existing population declines

Griffiths, David, Macintosh, Katrina A, Forasacco, Elena, Rippey, Brian, Vaughan, Louise, McElarney, Yvonne R and Gallagher, Kevin (2015) Mysis salemaai in Ireland: new occurrences and existing population declines. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, (in pr . xx-xx. [Journal article]

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We report two new occurrences of Mysis salemaai, a conservationally important glacial relict at the southern limit of its range, in Castlewellan Lake and Lough Scolban, in the North of Ireland. This increases the number of lakes in Ireland where the species has been recorded to thirteen. We consider lake area and maximum lake depth as factors that might determine the long-term survival of M. salemaai populations and show that these populations tend to occur in relatively large, deep, lakes. We also show that population densities in Lough Neagh and Lough Erne are declining.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:new occurrences; population persistence; population declines; lake area; lake depth
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Freshwater Sciences
ID Code:31189
Deposited By: Dr Katrina MacIntosh
Deposited On:02 Apr 2015 12:00
Last Modified:02 Apr 2015 12:00

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