Seasonal changes in presence and body size of brown shrimp Crangon crangon on intertidal flats in the western Dutch Wadden Sea

  • Emma Penning (Speaker)

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The early life stages of brown shrimp Crangon crangon depend on intertidal flats, which serve as their nurseries upon settlement after a pelagic larval phase. Settlement starts earlier after mild winters vs cold winters but long term trends in timing of shrimp settlement on the mudflats remain unknown. We analyzed 35 years (1984-2018) of shrimp monitoring in May-June, and observed advanced shrimp settlement on intertidal flats in the westernmost Dutch Wadden Sea. In addition we investigated which time of the year is most important in explaining the timing of settlement of shrimp on mudflats.
Event titleNetherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2021
Event typeConference
Organiser Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN)
LocationWageningen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational