Zooplankton Community Analysis: Studies on a Tropical System

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  • ISBN-13: 9781461299882
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1979
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 General Description of Lake Lanao.- 3 The Phytoplankton Community.- Community Composition.- Biomass.- Succession.- 4 Description of the Zooplankton Community.- Community Complexity.- Copepods.- Rotifers and Cladocera.- Miscellaneous Zooplankton.- 5 Methods.- Sampling.- Counting.- Size and Biomass Measurements.- 6 Spatial Distribution of the Zooplankton.- Vertical Distribution.- Horizontal Variation: Fixed Patterns.- Horizontal Variation: Ephemeral Patterns.- Overview of Horizontal Variation.- 7 Zooplankton Abundance Trends.- 8 Zooplankton Development Rates.- Cyclopoids.- Calanoids.- Chaoborus.- Rotifers and Cladocera.- 9 Secondary Production.- Computations: Copepods and Chaoborus.- Computations: Rotifers.- Computations: Cladocera.- Results: Copepods and Chaoborus.- Results: Rotifers and Cladocera.- 10 Similarities in Zooplankton Abundances and Productivities.- The N Matrix.- The—N Matrix.- The P Matrix.- The—P Matrix.- Summary of Similarities.- 11 Zooplankton Mortality Rates.- Computations: Copepods.- Computations: Chaoborus.- Computations: Rotifers and Cladocera.- Copepod Mortality Rates.- Chaoborus Mortality Rates.- Rotifer and Cladoceran Mortality Rates.- Overview of Mortality Rates.- 12 Zooplankton Mortality Mechanisms.- Predation Mortality.- Mechanisms of Mortality Other Than Predation.- 13 Community Trends in Mortality.- 14 Control of Zooplankton Production by Food Quantity and Quality.- Analytical Methods: Herbivores.- Importance of Major Phytoplankton Taxonomic Groups as Herbivore Foods.- Importance of Different Phytoplankton Size Fractions as Herbivore Foods.- Importance of Individual Phytoplankton Species as Herbivore Foods.- Importance of Food in Determining Primary Carnivore Production.- 15 Community Trends in Growth and Reproduction.- Trends in Absolute Production.- Trends in Relative Production.- Trends in Birth Rate.- 16 Conclusion and Synthesis.- Energy Flow and Biomass.- Community Structure and Organization.- Rules Governing Structure of the Herbivore Component.- Control Pathways in the Ecosystem.- Summary.- References.- Author Index.

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