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Distribution of Recent non-marine ostracods in Icelandic lakes, springs, and cave pools

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor Háskólinn á Hólum
dc.contributor Hólar University College
dc.contributor.author Alkalaj, Jovana
dc.contributor.author Hrafnsdottir, Thora
dc.contributor.author Ingimarsson, Finnur
dc.contributor.author Smith, Robin J
dc.contributor.author Kreiling, Agnes-Katharina
dc.contributor.author Mischke, Steffen
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T14:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T14:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-25
dc.identifier.citation Jovana Alkalaj, Thora Hrafnsdottir, Finnur Ingimarsson, Robin J Smith, Agnes-Katharina Kreiling, Steffen Mischke, Distribution of Recent non-marine ostracods in Icelandic lakes, springs, and cave pools, Journal of Crustacean Biology, Volume 39, Issue 3, May 2019, Pages 202–212, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/ruz008
dc.identifier.issn 0278-0372
dc.identifier.issn 1937-240X (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1741
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Ostracods in Icelandic freshwaters have seldom been researched, with the most comprehensive record from the 1930s. There is a need to update our knowledge of the distribution of ostracods in Iceland as they are an important link in these ecosystems as well as good candidates for biomonitoring. We analysed 25,005 ostracods from 44 lakes, 14 springs, and 10 cave pools. A total of 16 taxa were found, of which seven are new to Iceland. Candona candida (Müller, 1776) is the most widespread species, whereas Cytherissa lacustris (Sars, 1863) and Cypria ophtalmica (Jurine, 1820) are the most abundant, showing great numbers in lakes. Potamocypris fulva (Brady, 1868) is the dominant species in springs. While the fauna of lakes and springs are relatively distinct from each other, cave pools host species that are common in both lakes and springs. Icelandic non-marine ostracods include mostly generalist species, as well as species adapted to cold climates and resemble those of other north European countries while sharing very few species with the North American Arctic. Iceland is experiencing impacts from climate change and a booming tourism. It is possible to use selected freshwater ostracods as biomonitoring tools by constructing a detailed database of these species.
dc.description.sponsorship Many thanks to the University of Iceland Research Fund and Watanabe Trust Fund for providing financial assistance that made this project possible. We thank Doriane Combot for kindly providing the ostracod samples from cave pools, and all the staff at the Natural History Museum of Kópavogur that provided assistance with the sampling over the years. We are also thankful to the reviewers for their valuable insight and comments that helped this research reach a higher quality. The authors declare no competing financial interests.
dc.format.extent 202-212
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Crustacean Biology;39(3)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Arctic region
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject Biogeography
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Freshwater environment
dc.subject Norður-heimskautið
dc.subject Líffræðileg fjölbreytni
dc.subject Líflandafræði
dc.subject Vistfræði
dc.subject Ferskvatn
dc.subject Vatnalíffræði
dc.title Distribution of Recent non-marine ostracods in Icelandic lakes, springs, and cave pools
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Crustacean Biology
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/jcbiol/ruz008
dc.contributor.department Jarðvísindastofnun (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Institute of Earth Sciences (UI)
dc.contributor.school Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)

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