CS39A Zooplankton - Feeding, Reproduction, Growth and Molecular Diversity
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Time: 9:45:00 AM
Location: View Royal
 
DeclerckS, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, Steven.Declerck@bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Conde Porcuna, J, M, Instituto del Agua, UGR, Granada, SPAIN, jmconde@goliat.ugr.es
Vandekerkhove, J, , Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, KULeuven, Leuven, BELGIUM, Jochen.Vandekerkhove@bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Johansson, L, S, Department of Lake and Estuarine Ecology, NERI, Silkeborg, Denmark, lsj@DMU.dk
Lauridsen, T, , Department of Lake and Estuarine Ecology, NERI, Silkeborg, DENMARK, tll@DMU.dk
Muylaert, K, , Laboratory of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, RUG, Gent, Belgium, Koenraad.Muylaert@rug.ac.be
Demeester, L, , Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Leuven, BELGIUM, Luc.Demeester@bio.kuleuven.ac.be
 
Patterns of taxon richness and diversity in zooplankton communities of shallow lakes
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In the frame of the EU-project BIOMAN, zooplankton diversity of shallow lakes is studied in three geographical regions along a latitudinal gradient in Europe (Denmark, Belgium/The Netherlands, Spain). A detailed analysis on a subset of the zooplankton data is presented. Patterns of taxon richness and diversity assessed for the rotifer, cladoceran and copepod communities of 30 Flemish lakes (Belgium) will be discussed in relation to the diversity and abundance of other groups of organisms (bacteria, protists, fish, macro-invertebrates and macrophytes) and to lake characteristics (lake size, food web structure, nutrient levels and degree of isolation). In addition, some methodological issues with respect to sampling, seasonality, rarefaction and taxon resolution will be considered.