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Elaine McGoff, Angelo G. Solimini, Martin T. Pusch, Tamara Jurca and Leonard Sandin Does lake habitat alteration and land-use pressure homogenize European littoral macroinvertebrate communities? Journal of Applied Ecology 50

Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12106

This study is the first of its kind to demonstrate European-wide homogenization of littoral macroinvertebrate lake communities with increasing habitat alteration and land-use pressure. Significant interactions occur between different habitat scales, with no one scale entirely accounting for the homogenization effect. To avoid further biotic homogenization, development pressure must be carefully managed at multiple scales, and where possible, minimized. This presents a challenge, as globally there is an increasing expansion of the human population and a consequent increase in anthropogenic pressure across all habitats.

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