New Paper: Resource partitioning among syntopic characid fishes

From September 2014 - March 2015, Karine Orlandi Bonato, a Brazilian student from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, did an internship at Auburn University in the Armbruster Lab. I mentored Karine in stable isotope analysis and helped her complete a portion of her research about resource partitioning among syntopic characid fishes in the Caixoes River in the Alto Jacui sub-basin in southern Brazil. She found that four species partitioned dietary resources and generally assimilate prey items consistent with their consumption, with the exception that species appear to preferentially assimilate invertebrates and that some species were capable of assimilating plant material. Karine's work was recently published in Hydrobiolgia (see the Publications page for direct link):

Bonato, K.O., E.D. Burress, C.B. Fialho, J.W. Armbruster. 2017. Resource partitioning among syntopic Characidae corroborated by gut content and stable isotope analysis. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750/-017-3314-0

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