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Hydrobiology of the Aral Sea

  • N. V. Aladin
  • I. S. Plotnikov
  • R. Letolle
Part of the NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 36)

Abstract

The ecological crisis of the Aral Sea has been widely discussed during recent years in both the scientific and popular literature. However, only the consequences of anthropogenic desiccation and increased salinitywere usually discussed with little note of the role played by introduced species in this ecosystem (Micklin, 1991; Williams, Aladin, 1991; Keyser, Aladin, 1991). Here, we review the role of introduced species during periods of varying salinity.

Keywords

Euryhaline Species Baltic Herring Recent Invader Nereis Diversicolor Acipenser Stellatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Aladin
    • 1
  • I. S. Plotnikov
    • 1
  • R. Letolle
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Brackish Water Hydrobiology, Zoological Institute of RASUniversiteskaya naberezhnaya, 1St PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.RL, Department of Applied GeologyUniversity P.M. CurieParisFrance

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