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Pelagic Mesocosms: I. Food chain Analysis

  • Masayuki Takahashi
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 37)

Abstract

Mesocosm experiments conducted for the study of pelagic plankton ecosystems have been reviewed. The capability of maintaining a given ecosystem in a mesocosm under near-natural conditions and the reproducibility of biological events in multiple mesocosms were evaluated. Mesocosm experiments were tentatively grouped as follows: (1) experimental studies using mesocosms under various manipulations; (2) budget estimates of materials and energy in ecosystems; and (3) pollutant effects on the organisms and the ecosystem.

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Trophic Level High Trophic Level Mine Tailing Mesocosm Experiment Phytoplankton Population 
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