L10: Competition between filter feeders in Lake Constance
The aim of this project is to investigate the effects of invasive mussels (Quagga mussel Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, Zebra mussel D. polyformus) on the Lake Constance food web (e.g. food availability for fish). It will also quantitatively assess the impact of invasive mussels on measures developed to counteract economic losses (e.g. decrease of fisheries yields) and to develop an effective management strategy for Lake Constance. For this, a better understanding of the competitive relationships between the filter feeders in Lake Constance is essential.