There are two new articles in early view out from the Atkinson lab group! An article published in Freshwater Science (presents length-dry mass relationships to predict biomass of unionid freshwater mussels. This paper provides species-, tribe-, and family- level scaling equations as well as a R toolkit for outputting biomass estimates at each level of taxonomic resolution. Also, Brian first-authored an article that shows that feral pigs selectively feed on particular species of mussels, particularly pig toes (Fusconaia cerina). While this was not a planned study, it provides useful insights on how this invasive species may impact aquatic communities.
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
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