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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Mario Eckert (2015): Limnological survey of a thermal stream system in Carinthia.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Hydrobiologie, Gewässermanagement (IHG), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 177. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
In a Carinthian stream system, fed by thermal springs, an exotic community of native and tropical species lives together. In this stream - unseen from the outside - fish never before reported for Austria and Central Europe live together with endangered Austrian species - like Hucho hucho, Chondrostoma nasus and Alburnoides bipunctatus. Hemichromis sp., Amatitlania nigrofasciata and Ancistrus sp. are the most abundant alien species among them. For loricarid catfish it is the first reproduction proof within Europe. Alien invertebrate species are dominant, namely Procambarus clarkii, Melanoides tuberculata and Gyraulus parvus, a species reported for the first time for the Warmbach. Macrophytes are a major part of the streams ecosystems including the first established Cryptocoryne stands within Central Europe. The stream can be seen as an open laboratory for questions regarding future climate change and interactions with aquatic organismns.

Beurteilende(r): Jungwirth Mathias

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