Fish populations in darker and warmer waters
How do warmer and darker waters influence population dynamics in fish communities? And does this lead to changes in growth rates, mean body size, fish productivity and species composition? Renee van Dorst, doctoral student at SLU, Department of Aquatic Resources, has identified big gaps in our current knowledge on the combined effects of temperature and browning on fish communities.
With the knowledge arising from future studies it will hopefully be possible to adapt current fishing management strategies to a future climate characterized by warmer and darker lakes. Read more on this topic in Renee van Dorst’s essay, Aqua Introductory Research Essay 2017:2 How do warmer and darker waters influence population dynamics in size-structured fish communities?