Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) stocking promotes phytoplankton growth by suppression of zooplankton rather than through nutrient recycling: An outdoor mesocosm study

Shen R., Gu X., Chen H., Mao Z., Zeng Q., Jeppesen E.

FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, vol.66, no.6, pp.1074-1088, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/fwb.13700
  • Title of Journal : FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1074-1088


Filter-feeding silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) has been extensively used to control algae blooms in Chinese lakes. However, the benefit of stocking silver carp to restore eutrophic lakes remains controversial and the reasons for the different responses observed are unclear.