The comparative studies on fry of dominant fish species in the lowland Sulejow Reservoir have demonstrated the importance of an unstable ecotonal shoreline zone in whole system dynamics, which affects water quality. Ecotone zone utilization by fish determines their reproductive success and consequently pressure of fry on a zooplankton community. Density of perch, which dominates in the fry community of the Reservoir, influences the utilization of ecotonal resources by dominant cyprinid fry-roach. A reverse relationship between perch and roach fry densities has been demonstrated, which in turn, affects utilization of zooplankton by roach fry. At stations of highest perch density roach reduces feeding on zooplankton and eats more algae and insects. The knowledge of competitive relations between perch and cyprinid fry has been an important aspect of application of the biomanipulation concept in the reservoir ecosystem, to improve fish yield and water quality. Hypothetical models of energy flow through the reservoir's ecosystem with poor and well developed flooded riparian ecotonal zones are established.
- 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
- 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
- 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
- 4 - vertebres: zoologie generale, morphologie, phylogenese, systematique, cytogenetique, repartition geographique