General Rules of Grazing in Pelagic Ecosystems

  • Robert J. Conover
  • Mark E. Huntley
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 19)


There seems to have been no serious attempt to model the relationship between phytoplankton and Zooplankton prior to Fleming (1). Building on earlier work by Harvey et al. (2) he calculated a “diurnal increase factor” for the phytoplankton and balanced it by a “diurnal grazing factor” to simulate the spring bloom in the English Channel. To estimate the magnitude of this “grazing factor,” either to model the phytoplankton production process or to describe energy transformation at higher trophic levels, continues to be a major concern.


Zooplankton Community Spring Bloom Secondary Production Coulter Counter Grazing Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Conover
    • 1
  • Mark E. Huntley
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Ecology LaboratoryBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Marine Resources, A-018University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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