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Zooplankton in the Schelde estuary, Belgium and the Netherlands: long-term trends in spring populations

Tackx, M. and Azémar, F. and Boulêtreau, S. and Pauw De, N. and Bakker, K. and Sautour, B. and Gasparini, S. and Soetaert, K.E.R. and Damme van, S. and Meire, P. (2005) Zooplankton in the Schelde estuary, Belgium and the Netherlands: long-term trends in spring populations. Hydrobiologia, 540, 275-278. ISSN 0018-8158.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-004-7151-6

Abstract

A compilation of available data in between 1967 and 2002 on spring zooplankton abundance was made for the brackish and the freshwater zone of the Schelde estuary. The general picture is a significant increase of 1–2 orders of magnitude in abundance for Rotifera, Copepoda and Branchiopoda (mainly Cladocera) in the freshwater zone, while zooplankton abundance in the brackishwater zone remained more constant. Possible natural and management related causes for this increase in zooplankton abundance are briefly discussed. [KEYWORDS: Schelde estuary ; zooplankton ; long-term]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11794
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 11:08

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