- Ecotron indoor
The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) houses 8 long glass aquaria (180 x 40 x 40 cm in length x width x height, 288L) and 24 shorter glass aquaria (90 × 50 × 50 cm in length x width x height, 225L). The aquaria can be kept at different temperatures which can be controlled by an automatic control system (Cascade Automation Systems, Ridderkerk, the Netherlands). The aquaria can be used for experiments with fish and plants, as there is light available from two lamps above each aquarium. The aquaria can also be used as a temperature-controlled water bath by placing microcosms inside each aquarium for experiments with zooplankton and phytoplankton. In the smaller aquaria, the water in microcosms can be mixed through a stirrer.
Aquatic plants, freshwater fish, global warming, invasive species, microcosms, phytoplankton, temperature experiments, water quality, zooplankton
- Zhang P, Kuramae A, van Leeuwen CHA, Velthuis M, van Donk E, Xu J, Bakker ES (2020). Interactive Effects of Rising Temperature and Nutrient Enrichment on Aquatic Plant Growth, Stoichiometry, and Palatability, Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 58, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00058
- Zhang, P., Grutters, B. M. C., van Leeuwen, C. H. A., Xu, J., Petruzzella, A., van den Berg, R. F., & Bakker, E. S. (2019). Effects of Rising Temperature on the Growth, Stoichiometry, and Palatability of Aquatic Plants, Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 1947. doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.01947
- Zhang, P., Blonk, B., van den Berg, R., & Bakker, E. S. (2018). The effect of temperature on herbivory by the omnivorous ectotherm snail Lymnaea stagnalis. Hydrobiologia 812 (1), 147–155. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2891-7
- Velthuis, M., van Deelen, E., van Donk, E., Zhang, P., & Bakker, E. S. (2017). Impact of temperature and nutrients on carbon:nutrient tissue stoichiometry of submerged aquatic plants: an experiment and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 655. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00655
- Grutters, B., Pollux, B. J. A., Verberk, W. C. E. P., & Bakker, E. S. (2015). Native and non-native plants provide similar refuge to invertebrate prey, but less than artificial plants. PLoS One 10 (4), e0124455. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124455
- Dorenbosch, M., & Bakker, E. S. (2011). Herbivory in omnivorous fishes: effect of presence of plant secondary metabolites and prey stoichiometry. Freshwater Biology 56 (9), 1783–1797. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02618.x
Running period (guaranteed funding)
2005 – present
All data are managed according to the NIOO Research data policy, which is in compliance with FAIR data guidelines. Available data sets are available through DRYAD (arising from publications) or upon request (not covered in publications).
Conditions for access
Access to the aquaria should be requested at NIOO-KNAW through the contact person.