Upstream eventReduced, Swimming performance
Reduced, Young of year survival
Key Event Relationship Overview
AOPs Referencing Relationship
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Life Stage Applicability
Key Event Relationship Description
Evidence Supporting this KER
Reduced swimming performance is likely to affect essential endpoints such as predator avoidance, feeding behaviour and reproduction. These parameters are biologicaly plausible to affect young-of-year survival, especially in a non-laboratory environment where food is scarce and predators are abundant.
Uncertainties and Inconsistencies
Quantitative Understanding of the Linkage
Known modulating factors
Known Feedforward/Feedback loops influencing this KER
Domain of Applicability
Importance of swimming performance on young of year survival is generally applicable to fish.