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Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River : towards a dominance shift from zebra to quagga mussels

Jonathan Marescaux, Pieter Boets UGent, Julien Lorquet, Rose Sablon, Karine Van Doninck and Jean-Nicolas Beisel (2015) AQUATIC INVASIONS. 10(3). p.287-298
abstract
The rapid spread of the quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis, in Western Europe is of particular concern since the species is known to have serious ecological and economic impacts, similar to those of the well-established zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. This study aimed (1) to provide an update on the quagga mussel distribution in several Belgian inland waterways, and (2) to check if a shift in dominance between Dreissena species is occurring. Using density measurements and artificial substrate samplers, we compared population dynamics for both species at different time-points based on size-frequency distribution. Our results show that quagga mussels are spreading rapidly throughout Belgium via a number of possible invasion fronts based around large rivers and canals. The quagga mussel became the dominant dreissenid species in both the Meuse River and a number of Belgian canals. In just three years, quagga mussel’s relative abundance increased from 2.9% (±2.9) to 52.6% (±43.1) of the total dreissenid population in the Meuse River. The most rapid increase in abundance has occurred in the Albert Canal, where quagga mussels achieved a mean relative abundance of 80% two years after the first observation. In the Meuse River, the quagga mussel displays a faster growth rate and/or earlier reproduction than the zebra mussel. We discuss different mechanisms that could explain the quagga mussel’s apparent competitive advantage over the zebra mussel.
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Dreissena rostriformis, population dynamics, Dreissena polymorpha, aquatic invasive species, competition, range expansion, dominance shift, INVASION HISTORY, NORTH-AMERICA, GREAT-LAKES, BUGENSIS, POLYMORPHA, BIODIVERSITY, ABUNDANCE, IMPACTS, PALLAS, GROWTH
journal title
AQUATIC INVASIONS
Aquat. Invasions
volume
10
issue
3
pages
287 - 298
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000364345100004
JCR category
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.955 (2015)
JCR rank
35/103 (2015)
JCR quartile
2 (2015)
ISSN
1798-6540
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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5956599
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5956599
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http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2015/AI_2015_Marescaux_etal.pdf
date created
2015-05-18 12:01:46
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2017-03-17 11:52:51
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  abstract     = {The rapid spread of the quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis, in Western Europe is of particular concern since the species is known to have serious ecological and economic impacts, similar to those of the well-established zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. This study aimed (1) to provide an update on the quagga mussel distribution in several Belgian inland waterways, and (2) to check if a shift in dominance between Dreissena species is occurring. Using density measurements and artificial substrate samplers, we compared population dynamics for both species at different time-points based on size-frequency distribution. Our results show that quagga mussels are spreading rapidly throughout Belgium via a number of possible invasion fronts based around large rivers and canals. The quagga mussel became the dominant dreissenid species in both the Meuse River and a number of Belgian canals. In just three years, quagga mussel{\textquoteright}s relative abundance increased from 2.9\% ({\textpm}2.9) to 52.6\% ({\textpm}43.1) of the total dreissenid population in the Meuse River. The most rapid increase in abundance has occurred in the Albert Canal, where quagga mussels achieved a mean relative abundance of 80\% two years after the first observation. In the Meuse River, the quagga mussel displays a faster growth rate and/or earlier reproduction than the zebra mussel. We discuss different mechanisms that could explain the quagga mussel{\textquoteright}s apparent competitive advantage over the zebra mussel.},
  author       = {Marescaux, Jonathan and Boets, Pieter and Lorquet, Julien and Sablon, Rose and Van Doninck, Karine and Beisel, Jean-Nicolas},
  issn         = {1798-6540},
  journal      = {AQUATIC INVASIONS},
  keyword      = {Dreissena rostriformis,population dynamics,Dreissena polymorpha,aquatic invasive species,competition,range expansion,dominance shift,INVASION HISTORY,NORTH-AMERICA,GREAT-LAKES,BUGENSIS,POLYMORPHA,BIODIVERSITY,ABUNDANCE,IMPACTS,PALLAS,GROWTH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {287--298},
  title        = {Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River : towards a dominance shift from zebra to quagga mussels},
  url          = {http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2015/AI\_2015\_Marescaux\_etal.pdf},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Marescaux, Jonathan, Pieter Boets, Julien Lorquet, Rose Sablon, Karine Van Doninck, and Jean-Nicolas Beisel. 2015. “Sympatric Dreissena Species in the Meuse River : Towards a Dominance Shift from Zebra to Quagga Mussels.” Aquatic Invasions 10 (3): 287–298.
APA
Marescaux, J., Boets, P., Lorquet, J., Sablon, R., Van Doninck, K., & Beisel, J.-N. (2015). Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River : towards a dominance shift from zebra to quagga mussels. AQUATIC INVASIONS, 10(3), 287–298.
Vancouver
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Marescaux J, Boets P, Lorquet J, Sablon R, Van Doninck K, Beisel J-N. Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River : towards a dominance shift from zebra to quagga mussels. AQUATIC INVASIONS. 2015;10(3):287–98.
MLA
Marescaux, Jonathan, Pieter Boets, Julien Lorquet, et al. “Sympatric Dreissena Species in the Meuse River : Towards a Dominance Shift from Zebra to Quagga Mussels.” AQUATIC INVASIONS 10.3 (2015): 287–298. Print.