The filtering rates of the Zebra Mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, as it relates to colonization density.

Show simple item record Nida, Laurel K. en_US Ford, Tom en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Lake Huron en_US 2007-06-14T22:00:12Z 2007-06-14T22:00:12Z 1992 en_US
dc.description.abstract Filtering rates of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, were examined at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, MI. The study was conducted in order to determine if zebra mussel densities affect their ability to filter phytoplankton from the water. We also examined whether the relationship between organism density and filtering rate was linear or curvilinear. Finally, we determined the density in which maximum filtering rates were obtained. The filtering rates increased from the 0.5/cm2 to 1.5/cm2 density samples and tapered off for the higher density samples (2/cm2 and 4/cm2). This relationship is curvilinear since the filtering rates does not increase linearly with increasing density. The maximum filtering rate obtained by this population of zebra mussels occurs between the 1/cm2 and 1.5/cm2 densities. Thus, the density of organisms affects the filtering ability of the zebra mussel. en_US
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dc.subject Limnology en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other AQUATIC en_US
dc.subject.other DREISSENA en_US
dc.subject.other COLONIZATION en_US
dc.subject.other DENSITY en_US
dc.subject.other FILTERING en_US
dc.subject.other RATE en_US
dc.subject.other MUSSELS en_US
dc.subject.other MOLLUSCA en_US
dc.subject.other PHYTOPLANKTON en_US
dc.title The filtering rates of the Zebra Mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, as it relates to colonization density. en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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