Unravelling the impact of invasive species on the Balgzand food web

Over the past decades, benthic communities that inhabit an enormous mudflat system in the western Wadden Sea, known as Balgzand, have felt the impact of multiple drivers including invasive species. Recent research by Sarina Jung (NIOZ and Utrecht University) reveals important long-term shifts that took place in these communities in this transition zone between seawater and freshwater. On March 8, Jung will defend the results from her PhD thesis “Long-term changes in the western Dutch Wadden Sea food web and the impact of invasive species”, at Utrecht University.

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