CS39A Zooplankton - Feeding, Reproduction, Growth and Molecular Diversity
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Location: Poster Session - VCC
 
FormanMR, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA, form0010@tc.umn.edu
Sterner, R, W, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA, stern007@tc.umn.edu
 
THE IMPLICATIONS OF VARYING FOOD QUALITY ON DAPHNIA DIEL VERTICAL MIGRATION
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While diel vertical migration benefits zooplankton populations by allowing individuals to remain hidden from visually-hunting predators during the day, there are definite life history consequences to this phenomenon. Many studies have investigated the causes and consequences of aspects of zooplankton diel vertical migration, however few studies have investigated whether entire water columns of different food quality affect zooplankton migration. This study focused on the behavioral response of Daphnia magna to four different environments within a