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Individual study: The addition of artificial macrophytes to provide macroinvertebrate refugia at Alderfen Broad, Norfolk, England

Published source details

Hoare D., Jackson M.J. & Perrow M. (2006) The addition of artificial macrophytes to provide macroinvertebrate refugia at Alderfen Broad, Norfolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 3, 58-60

Summary

Nylon Italian cobweb brushes were added to Alderfen Broad to provide a refuge for zooplankton and other invertebrates. These were colonised quickly, initially largely by chironomids but then by a greater diversity of taxa. In the second year, there was a vigorous build-up of sponges.