Population dynamics of planktonic Crustacea studied during BITEX'93

K. Kawabata, J. Urabe

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As a part of Biwako Transport Experiment (BITEX'93) in the late summer of 1993, the population dynamics of planktonic Crustacea in Lake Biwa were studied by a quantitative sampling regime. Two copepod species, Eodiaptomus japonicus and Mesocyclops dissimils, were dominant and two branchiopod species, Daphnia galeata and Diaphanosoma brachuyurum, were less abundant. Temporal changes in density of their life stages at a site were caused by horizontal transfer of patchy asseemblages rather than by individual development. Whereas typhoons disturbed the lake ecosystem during the study period, no direct effect of typhoons was detected on crustacean distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Limnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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