Modeling the salinity fluctuations in salt marsh lagoons

Casamitjana et al. (2019) – Journal of Hydrology, 575:1178-1187.

We evaluated water inflows and outflows and evaporation fluxes in La Pletera salt marsh lagoons by means a General Lake Model (GLM), mainly on dry periods, when the lagoon inflow is low and evaporation is high. Water circulation determines the resultant salinity in these lagoons and salinity conditions are essential for the protection of the Iberian toothcarp (Aphanius iberus), a species adapted to high salinity fluctuations but strongly affected by competition from the invasive Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)

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