Food web structure, energetics, and importance of allochthonous carbon in a desert cavernous limnocrene: Devils Hole, Nevada

  • Wilson K
  • Blinn D
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Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that allochthonous carbon is important in the diet of the endemic pupfish Cyprinodon diabolis over a 3-year period in Devils Hole, Nevada. Devils Hole is a cavernous limnocrene located in the Mojave Desert approximately 15 m below the land surface and receives direct solar radiation

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  • allochthonous carbon
  • autochthonous carbon
  • be a critical
  • cyprinodon
  • desert limnocrene
  • devils hole
  • diabolis
  • energetics
  • nevada
  • several decades have
  • shown allochthonous carbon to
  • stable isotopes
  • studies over the past

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Authors

  • Kevin P. Wilson

  • Dean W. Blinn

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