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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 455, Issue 1–3, pp 157–170 | Cite as

Space-time heterogeneities of the zooplankton distribution in La Concepción reservoir (Istán, Málaga; Spain)

  • M. J. Fernández-Rosado
  • J. Lucena
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Abstract

Space-time distribution of the zooplankton (Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda) density along the central axis (horizontally and vertically) and the shores of La Concepción reservoir have been studied for one year. Results show that the distribution along the central axis and the shores follows similar patterns both in space and time. Rotifera and Copepoda mainly appear during the first part of the mixing period and Cladocera during stratification. Horizontal distribution is characterized by the occurrence of density gradients from the intake to the dam. Vertical distribution present density maximum at the Secchi depth during mixing and at two times Secchi depth, during stratification. Zooplankton distribution is related to physical-chemical and biotic factors.

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  • M. J. Fernández-Rosado
    • 1
  • J. Lucena
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ecología de la Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de MálagaMálagaSpain

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