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Rapid evolution in waterfleas yields new conservation insights

The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a waterflea population across nearly two decades. In a new study published in Nature Communications, together with scientists at the Universities of Birmingham in the UK, the KU Leuven in Belgium, and the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and …

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Predicting fish community responses to environmental policy targets

Happy to share some new policy-relevant findings, just published in Biodiversity and Conservation (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-021-02154-2)!  People working with aquatic biodiversity and habitat quality in Europe are probably familiar with the EU Water Framework Directive. The WFD proposes biological, hydromorphological, and physico-chemical habitat quality criteria that need to be achieved to reach or maintain a “good” or …

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