Effects of size and density selective consumption of zooplankton communities by Notropis cornutus.

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dc.contributor.author Reineck, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Farleigh, Angie en_US
dc.contributor.author Warren, Matt en_US
dc.contributor.author Beckman, Sarah en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Lile Pond en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Van Pond en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:33:40Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54624
dc.description.abstract Field observations show that there is generally a greater abundance of larger zooplankton in aquatic environments that lack fish than those with fish present. One possible explanation of this phenomenon is the top down model of community organization which suggests that the composition of lower trophic level communities are influenced by higher trophic level predators. This study attempted to test this theory by performing experiments to determine if fish selectively feed on large rather than small zooplankton and if density of prey effects fish predation. The results indicate that fish do feed selectively on larger zooplankton. No significant difference in rate of predation was found for differing prey densities. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other ZOOPLANKTON en_US
dc.subject.other FISHES en_US
dc.subject.other PREDATION en_US
dc.subject.other FORAGING en_US
dc.subject.other PREY en_US
dc.subject.other SIZE en_US
dc.subject.other DENSITY en_US
dc.subject.other NOTROPIS en_US
dc.subject.other BOSMINA en_US
dc.subject.other DAPHNIA en_US
dc.subject.other COPEPODS en_US
dc.subject.other OSTRACODS en_US
dc.title Effects of size and density selective consumption of zooplankton communities by Notropis cornutus. 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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