Zooplankton interactions in an enclosure experiment: insights from stable isotope analyses

Title
Zooplankton interactions in an enclosure experiment: insights from stable isotope analyses
Publication Type
Journal Article
Year of Publication
2004
Authors

Feuchtmayr H, Zollner E, Santer B, Sommer U, Grey J

Journal
Freshwater Biology
Volume
49
Pagination
1495-1504
ISBN Number
0046-5070
Keywords

Bacteria, Copepod, Daphnia, mesocosm, phytoplankton grazing, nucleic-acid content, DOC, water cyclopoid, copepods, short-term, bacterial-cells, marine copepod, food-webs, lake, predation

Abstract
1. Density gradients of cladocerans and copepods were generated in an enclosure experiment to compare the impact on the plankton of a filter feeder (Daphnia hyalina x galeata) with that of more selective feeders (calanoid and cyclopoid copepods). The experiment was conducted in situ over 25 days during spring in a mesotrophic lake, Schohsee, Germany. 2. The plankton community was monitored regularly. Daphniids were able to graze on the phytoplankton present, which mainly consisted of small (
Date of Published
Nov
Accession Number
WOS:000224434500010
Type of Article
Article
Alternate Journal
Freshw. Biol.