A Generalized Food Web for Lake Pontchartrain in Southeastern Louisiana
Christopher D. Davis
Lake Pontchartrain lies in the heart of the Pontchartrain Basin and is a vast ecological system that is home to many different species of fish, birds, mammals, and plants. As well as being tremendously important habitat for local wildlife, it functions as the center of the region’s commercial and recreational fishing industries. The food web dynamics of Lake Pontchartrain are in a delicate balance due to the quality of the region’s water and the multitude of organisms involved. It is the purpose of this presentation to describe the individual roles each organism has in the complex food web of Lake Pontchartrain.