Impacts of drought and predicted effects of climate change on fish growth in temperate Australian lakes

John R Morrongiello, David A Crook, Alison J King, David S L Ramsey, Paul Brown

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Climate change is expected to negatively impact many freshwater environments due to reductions in stream-flow and increases in temperature. These conditions, however, can already be found today in areas experiencing significant drought; current observations of speciesa?? responses to droughts can be used to make predictions about their future responses to climate change. Using otolith analysis, we recreated golden perch (Macquaria ambigua) growth chronologies from two temperate lake populations in southeastern Australia over a 15-year period pre- and during a supraseasonal drought.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745 - 755
Number of pages11
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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