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Review paper: Rotifers in interstitial sediments

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Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 134)

Abstract

Rotifers have long been known to inhabit interstitial sediments, thus confirming the high species richness of the group in a variety of habitats. This paper reviews the ecological role of rotifers within the interstitial environment (e.g. hyporheos, psammon, bed sediments) in lakes and running waters. Population densities, assemblage structure, patterns of colonization and drift are examined within riverine ecosystems.

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Rotifera interstitial hyporheos psammon bed sediments 

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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesQueen Mary & Westfield CollegeLondonUK

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