Invasive Species Disrupt Lake’s Microbial Community

A mallard hen leads a line of six ducklings through a green sea of algae and duckweed.

A family of ducks swims through duckweed and algae in Dorn Creek Marsh on the northern edge of Lake Mendota. New research from UW-Madison limnologists shows extended algae bloom seasons following the invasion of the lake by spiny water fleas and zebra mussels. Photo:

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