, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 285–291 | Cite as

The estimation of production and mortality ofBosmina longirostris (O. F. Müller) in the River Danube (Danubialia Hungarica, CIX)

  • Anna Bothár
Ecology, Population Studies & History


Produced and eliminated biomass ofBosmina longirostris in the River Danube (Hungary) was estimated in 1982. An attempt was made to calculate the rate of immigration and mortality, taking into consideration the hydrological characteristics of the river. Production and immigration influence population change to about the same extent.


running waters hydrological characteristics Bosmina longirostris River Danube secondary production mortality immigration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Bothár
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  1. 1.Hungarian Danube Research Station of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesGödHungary

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