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The effect of elevated temperature on spawning of introduced pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus in Europe

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  • G. Ziȩba,

    1. Salmon & Freshwater Team, Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, U.K.
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    • Present address: Department of Ecology & Vertebrate Zoology, University of Łódź, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Poland.

  • M. G. Fox,

    1. Environmental and Resource Studies Program and Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8 Canada
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  • G. H. Copp

    Corresponding author
    1. Salmon & Freshwater Team, Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, U.K.
    2. School of Conservation Science, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, U.K.
      Tel.: +44 (0) 1502527751; email: gordon.copp@cefas.co.uk
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Abstract

In an experimental comparison of pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus reproduction under ambient and climate change water temperature regimes, spawning occurred earlier in the season, which is likely to lead to greater young-of-the-year survival with concomitant implications in the U.K. under warmer climatic conditions.

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