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Heterogeneous zooplankton distribution in a ship's ballast tanks


Murphy, KR and Ritz, DA and Hewitt, CL, Heterogeneous zooplankton distribution in a ship's ballast tanks, Journal of Plankton Research, 24, (7) pp. 729-734. ISSN 0142-7873 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/plankt/24.7.729


We examined the vertical distribution of zooplankton in a ship's ballast water. Some crustacean taxa were more abundant at 0.5 m and 2 m than at 6 m depths. Non-random distributions affect population size estimations and are an important consideration for invasion risk assessment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Murphy, KR (Miss Kathleen Murphy)
UTAS Author:Ritz, DA (Associate Professor David Ritz)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, CL (Professor Chad Hewitt)
ID Code:24516
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:48
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2007-11-02

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