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The hypolimnetic protozoan plankton of a eutrophic lake


Laybourn-Parry, J and Olver, J and Rees, S, The hypolimnetic protozoan plankton of a eutrophic lake, Hydrobiologia, 203, (1-2) pp. 111-119. ISSN 0018-8158 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00005619


The seasonal distribution of benthic species in the water column above and below the thermocline in a small eutrophic lake is described. During summer stratification populations of Spirostomum spp, Loxodes spp., Plagiopyla and Deltopylum become established in the plankton on or below the oxycline/thermocline. At shallow sites no migration occurred and populations of the migratory species in the benthos were sparse, with the exception of Plagiopyla which occurred in high densities in the sediment. Two distinct planktonic populations are established during stratification: an epilimnetic community of obligate planktonic ciliates and a hypolimnetic community of benthic migrants. © 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49426
Year Published:1990
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-11
Last Modified:2011-08-30

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