The impact of nuisance planktonic invaders on pelagic communities: a review of the Baltic Sea case studies

Irena V. Telesh, Zoological Institute, Elena N. Naumenko, Kaliningrad State Technical University
2021 Protistology  
The article focuses on the effects of planktonic nonindigenous species on pelagic communities in the Baltic Sea that can be assessed using the basic principles of invasion biology, ecological physiology, trophic dynamics in food chains, and production hydrobiology. The ecosystem effects of nuisance unicellular species (the potentially toxic bloom-forming dinoflagellates Prorocentrum cordatum) and multicellular invaders (the carnivorous fishhook water flea Cercopagis pengoi) are reviewed and
more » ... strated by the data from the Baltic estuaries and coastal lagoons. The putative effects of trophic interactions in plankton on the possible new protistan alien species introductions and the magnitude of harmful dinoflagellate blooms are suggested to occur in the future Baltic Sea due to the ongoing desalinization process under the changing climate.
doi:10.21685/1680-0826-2021-15-4-2 fatcat:o2dr6kyeuvfxjd6bob7cvibl5i