Food limitation and the structure of zooplankton communities

Ed.: Winfried Lampert

1985. 497 pages, 16x24cm, 800 g
Language: English

(Advances in Limnology, Volume 21)

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In this paper the results of the conference "The Role of Food Limitation in Structuring Zooplankton Communities", held at Plön (Western Germany) in July 1984, are presented. The main topics of this symposium were zooplankton communities and the interactions of food limitation and predation.

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List of participants VIII
Are zooplankton limited by food?
Frost, B. W. Food limitation of the planktonic marine copepods Calanus
pacificus and Pseudocalanus sp. in a temperate fjord 1
Ohman, M. D.: Resource-satiated population growth of the copepod
Pseudocalanus sp. 15
Runge, J. A: Egg production rates of Calanus finmarchicus in the sea
off Nova Scotia 33
Huntley, M.: A method for estimating food-limitation and potential
production of zooplankton communities 41
Boyd, C M.: Is secondary production in the Gulf of Maine limited by
the availability of food ? 57
Geller, W. Production, food utilisation and losses of two coexisting,
ecologically different Daphnia species 67
Duncan, A.: Body carbon in daphnids as an indicator of the food
concentration available in the field 81
Gulati, R D., Siewertsen, K. & Postema, G. Zooplankton structure and
grazing activities in relation to food quality and concentration in
Dutch lakes 91
Checkley, D. M. Jr.: Nitrogen limitation of zooplankton production and
its effect on the marine nitrogen cycle 103
Mechanisms of gathering scarce food
Price, H. J & Paffenhofer, G.-A.: Perception of food availability by
calanoid copepods . 115
DeMott, W. R. Relations between filter mesh-size, feeding mode, and
capture efficiency for cladocerans feeding on ultrafine particles 125
Brendelberger, H: Filter mesh-size and retention efficiency for small
particles: comparative studies with Cladocera 135
Haney, J F. & Trout, M. A.: Size selective grazing by zooplankton in
Lake Titicaca 147
Infante, A. & Edmondson, W. T.: Edible phytoplankton and herbivorous
zooplankton in Lake Washington 161
Gerritsen, J. & Kou, J. Food limitation and body size . 173
Gilbert, J. J. & Stemberger, R. S. The costs and benefits of gigantism
in polymorphic species of the rotifer Asplanchna 185
Response to changing food conditions
Koza, V. & Korinek, V. Adaptability of the filtration screen in
Daphnia Another answer to the selective pressure of the environment 193
Ringelberg, J. & Royackers, K.: Food uptake in hungry cladocerans 199
Landry, M. R. & Hassett, R. P.: Time scales in behavioral,
biochemical, and energetic adaptations to food-limiting conditions by
a marine copepod 209
Mayzaud, P. & Mayzaud, O. The influence of food limitation on the
nutritional adaptation of marine zooplankton 223
Donaghay, P. L.: An experimental test of the relative significance of
food quality and past feeding history to limitation of egg production
of the estuarine copepod Acartia tonsa 235
Dagg, M. J. The effects of food limitation on diel migratory behavior
in marine zooplankton 247

Food-limited growth and survival
Condrey, R. E. & Fuller, D. A.: Testing equations of ingestion-limited
growth 257
Stemberger, R. S. & Gilbert, J. J.: Assessment of threshold food
levels and population growth in planktonic rotifers 269
Piyasiri, S.: Methodological aspects of defining food dependence and
food thresholds in freshwater calanoids 277
Taylor, B. E.: Effects of food limitation on growth and reproduction
of Daphnia 285
Burns, C. W.: The effects of starvation on naupliar development and
survivorship of three species of Boeckella (Copepoda Calanoida) 297
Lampert, W. & Muck, P.: Multiple aspects of food limitation in
zooplankton communities the Daphnia-Eudiaptomus example 311
Population dynamics as indicator of food limitation
Ghilarov, A. M. Dynamics and structure of cladoceran populations under
conditions of food limitation 323
Threlkeld, S. T. Resource variation and the initiation of midsummer
declines of cladoceran populations 333
Larsson, P., Andersen, S., B0rsheim, Y., Jakobsen, P. & Johnsen,
G. Individual growth of Daphnia longispina in the summer decline phase
of the population 341
Life history consequences
Lynch, M. Elements of a mechanistic theory for the life history
consequences of food limitation 351
Romanovsky, Y. E. Food limitation and life-history strategies in
cladoceran crustaceans 363
Gabriel, W. Overcoming food limitation by cannibalism: A model study
on cyclopoids 373

The relative importance of food limitation and predation

Benndorf, J. & Horn, W. Theoretical considerations on the relative
importance of food limitation and predation in structuring zooplankton
communities 383
Gophen, M. & Pollingher, U.: Relationships between food availability,
fish predation and the abundance of the herbivorous zooplankton
community in Lake Kinneret 397
Sullivan, B. K. & Ritacco, P. J. The response of dominant copepod
species to food limitation in a coastal marine ecosystem 407
Gliwicz, Z. M. Predation or food limitation an ultimate reason for
extinction of planktonic cladoceran species 419
Food limitation through exploitative competition Kerfoot, W. C.,
DeMott, W. R. & DeAngelis, D. L.: Interactions among cladocerans: Food
limitation and exploitative competition 431

Matveev,V. Delayed density dependence and competitive ability in two
cladocerans 453

Hrbacek, J. The role of allochthonous organic matter in the
competition of Daptnia in food limited zooplankton communities 461
Orcutt, J. D., Jr.: Food level effects on the competitive interactions
of tvvo co-occurring cladoceran zooplankton: Diaphanosoma brachyurum
and Daphnia ambigua 465
Edmondson, W. T. Reciprocal changes in abundance of Diaptomus and
Daphnia in Lake Washington 475
Neill, W. E. The effects of herbivore competition upon the dynamics of
Chaoborus predation 483
Thomas M. Zaret (1945-1984) 493
Species Index 495