Hydrobiologia

, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 311–315

Rotifer occurrence in relation to water temperature in Loch Leven, Scotland

Authors

  • Linda May
    • Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00045983

Cite this article as:
May, L. Hydrobiologia (1983) 104: 311. doi:10.1007/BF00045983

Abstract

Many rotifer species in Loch Leven show a distinct seasonality in occurrence. This appears to be primarily an effect of temperature. While some species seem to be eurythermal, other species show a well-defined range of temperature preference, outside which they are unable to maintain populations. Within this range, there is a close correlation between food availability and rotifer abundance.

Keywords

rotiferstemperatureScotlandoccurrencegrazingpopulation dynamics

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