The Meiobenthos of Fjords: A Review and Prospectus

  • Brian Michael Marcotte
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Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 4)

Abstract

The marine meiobenthos is a diverse assemblage of small (0.5 – 0.1 mm) metazoans living on and in the bottom of the sea. It includes most invertebrate phyla, especially nematodes and copepod crustaceans. Although meiofauna are ubiquitous, abundant and productive members of benthic ecosystems, their ecology in deep-water fjords is little studied. The present report will review the ecology of meiofauna of fjords in the context of meiobenthic ecology in general. A prospectus for meiofauna research in fjords will complete this report.

Keywords

Biomass Cellulose Formalin Sulfide Carbohydrate 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Michael Marcotte
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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