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Study looks at climate change impacts on zooplankton

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PSI’s Lead Ecosystem Ecologist Tessa Francis is co-author of a paper describing the impacts of climate change on freshwater zooplankton communities. The 2017 paper in the journal Climate Change Responses analyzes plankton communities in an Alaskan lake and predicts that some copepods in the study area will decline while other plankton such as cladocerans will increase. The result suggest that there will be an increase in plankton-eating fish in the lake such as sockeye salmon, the authors report.

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Carter, J. L., Schindler, D. E., & Francis, T. B. (2017). Effects of climate change on zooplankton community interactions in an Alaskan lake. Climate Change Responses4(1), 3.