Herbivores' direct and indirect effects on algal populations

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The increase in algal reproductive rates caused by nitrogen regeneration from herbivorous zooplankton approximately equaled the zooplankton-caused mortality. This result demonstrates that nutrient regeneration by herbivores is at least sometimes a strong indirect effect in natural communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
Issue number4738
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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