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Title: Freshwater bryozoan abundence, eutrophication and salmonid fish disease
Author: Hartikainen, Hanna-Leena
ISNI:       0000 0001 3541 6004
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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This research investigates the links between nutrient enrichment, bryozoan abundance and the development of myxozoan parasites in bryozoans. It was found that bryozoan abundances are elevated in nutrient-rich rivers, demonstrating the potential bio-indicator value of bryozoans and predicting increased bryozoan abundances with increased planktonic productivity when space is not limiting. A comprehensive set of laboratory microcosm studies showed also that experimental nutrient enrichment increased growth rates and statoblast production in Fredericella sultana, corroborating the results from field surveys.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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