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dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Jeremyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialDouglas Lakeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Fishtail Bay-Douglas L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:34:38Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:34:38Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54631
dc.description.abstractIn freshwater lakes, predation can play an important role in maintaining an equilibrium between populations of varying trophic levels. By selectively feeding on a small number of taxa, predators help keep the populations of these prey from surpassing their carrying capacity. Leptodora kindtii is an important invertebrate predator in freshwater lakes. The possible feeding selectivity of Leptodora kindtii was tested using commonly occurring herbivorous zooplankton as prey. After a 12 hour period of starvation in a growth chamber set at 18 C, Leptodora was fed a 1 ml condensed sample of zooplankton. Leptodora ate signficantly more Bosmina, Diaphanosoma, and Daphnia compared to other types of zooplankton prey. These results suggest that Leptodora is selective in its feeding habits. By selectively preying upon Bosmina, Diaphanosoma, and Daphnia, Leptodora may be able to help stabilize the populations of these zooplankton.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartMapen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherAQUATICen_US
dc.subject.otherZOOPLANKTONen_US
dc.subject.otherLEPTODORAen_US
dc.subject.otherBOSMINAen_US
dc.subject.otherDIAPHANOSOMAen_US
dc.subject.otherDAPHNIAen_US
dc.subject.otherPREYen_US
dc.subject.otherPREDATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherFEEDINGen_US
dc.subject.otherBEHAVIORen_US
dc.subject.otherCLADOCERAen_US
dc.subject.otherSELECTIONen_US
dc.titleTaxa selective feeding on zooplankton crustaceans by the freshwater predator Leptodora kindtii.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54631/1/3071.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3071.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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