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Aquatic Food Web Tied to Land


January 21, 2011

Daphnia Lead author and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies limnologist Jonathan J. Cole comments, "Our work changes the paradigm for how we describe the environment that supports fish. Zooplankton are one of the pillars of the aquatic food web. And while they do feed on algae, they also rely on materials derived from maple leaves, pine needles and whatever else comes in from the surrounding watershed." Full Story

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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