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Red Devil Cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) Guarding Habitat

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Multiple stressors such as climate change impacts and invasive species can have compounding impacts on native inland fish. Published literature is limited on how climate change will impact native tropical fish species, such as those in the Caribbean, and even less is known about how multiple stressors such as extreme flow events and presence of non-native competitors could alter species mechanistic responses to disturbance events. The goal in conducting these mesocosm simulation experiments is to increase researchers’ and managers' understanding of how native fish may select and use the most optimal habitat space differently during extreme climatic flow events when non-native fish species are present at varying densities.




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