Spatial heterogeneity in freshwater zooplankton: variation with body size, depth, and scale

B. Pinel-Alloul, J. A. Downing, M. Perusse, G. Codin-Blumer

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Abstract

Effects of body size, depth and sampling scale on spatial heterogeneity were examined in the natural zooplankton (cladocerans, copepods, rotifers) community of Lake Cromwell, Quebec. The spatial distribution of populations of zooplankton was typical of the spatial heterogeneity encountered in other freshwater and marine ecosystems. Small animals were more heterogeneous than large ones, and populations sampled on large spatial scales or at greater depths showed greatest spatial variability. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1393-1400
Number of pages8
JournalEcology
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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