A Minimal Model for Plankton Dynamics in Shallow Coastal Lagoons - Chilika Lagoon, A Case Study
- The Effect of River Water Circulation on the Distribution and Functioning of Reservoir Microbial Communities as Determined by a Relative Distance Approach. Šimek, Karel; Comerma, Marta; García, Juan-Carlos; Nedoma, Jiří; Marcé, Rafael; Armengol, Joan // Ecosystems;Jan2011, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1
The effect of river water quality, its inflow rate, and temperature on planktonic food web composition and activities were studied in the eutrophic Sau Reservoir (Catalonia, NE Spain). We analyzed 8 longitudinal transects conducted between July 1996 and April 1999 covering a wide range of...
- Bring 'Em Back Alive. Olendzenski, Lorraine // Appleseeds;Mar1999, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p16
Details how to sample planktonic organisms with a homemade net.
- Measuring diversity of planktonic larvae. Garland, Elizabeth D.; Butman, Cheryl Ann // Oceanus;Spring/Summer96, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p12
Focuses on the Moored, Automated, Serial, Zooplankton Pump (MASZP) for collecting invertebrate plankton larvae. Diversity and ecological significance of planktonic larvae; Enhancements over zooplankton pumps; Operating mechanisms; Development of species-specific immunofluorescent markers.
- Under-ice algae may upset polar ecology. Reardon, Sara // New Scientist;6/16/2012, Vol. 214 Issue 2869, p15
The article reports on the discovery of a phytoplankton bloom under the ice layer in the Chukchi Sea of the Arctic Ocean and discusses how such blooms may be linked to global warming and how they may affect the Arctic food web.
- The role of carrion in maintaining biodiversity and ecological processes in terrestrial ecosystems. Barton, Philip; Cunningham, Saul; Lindenmayer, David; Manning, Adrian // Oecologia;Apr2013, Vol. 171 Issue 4, p761
Carrion provides a resource for a subset of animal species that deliver a critical ecosystem service by consuming dead animal matter and recycling its nutrients. A growing number of studies have also shown various effects of carrion on different plant and microbial communities. However, there...
- A field & classroom exercise for measuring the species diversity of freshwater plankton communities. Kirby, John M.; Reinking, Larry N. // American Biology Teacher;May94, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p297
Describes an exercise that gives students both a field and classroom experience in measuring biodiversity. Goals of the exercise; Simpson's index of diversity; `Ajax' plankton sampler; Counting cell; Plankton identification; Test of the `Ajax' sampler; Recommended student projects.
- The importance and distinctiveness of small-sized phytoplankton in the Magellan Straits. Zingone, Adriana; Sarno, Diana; Siano, Raffaele; Marino, Donato // Polar Biology;Sep2011, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p1269
The distribution of summer phytoplankton across the Straits of Magellan (SOM) was studied with the aims of tracing differences among the distinct subregions of the area and contributing to the knowledge of its biodiversity. Samples collected at 25 stations were observed and counted in light...
- Eau de Beach. // National Geographic;Aug2007, Vol. 212 Issue 2, preceding p32
The article reports that scientists have untangled the chemicals that give the ocean air its distinct smell. The process begins with seaweed, plankton, and marsh plants that release a substance called dimethylsulfoniopropionate, or DMSP. This, in turn, is eaten by bacteria, which expels dimethyl...
- Drowned or Dry: A Cross-Habitat Comparison of Detrital Breakdown Processes. Treplin, Malte; Zimmer, Martin // Ecosystems;Apr2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p477
Nutrient cycles in both terrestrial and many freshwater habitats are fueled by terrestrial detritus. However, direct comparisons of decomposition processes in these environments are scarce. Aiming at shedding light on similarities and differences in these processes in different habitats, we...