Strauss's (1979) Linear Food Selection Index was used to quantify prey selection in the diet relative to the benthos
to estimate consumptive demand of Slimy Sculpin.
Total 3 families of benthos
were identified under this taxonomic group (Table 3).
2001); thus the benthos
and birds can be affected each other because they are both involved in a complex food web (Mian 1999).
We are reporting the first macroinvertebrate inventory including fauna of benthos
and water column from this Ramsar site.
All other analyses were made using only zoo benthos
data from the regularly sampled stations.
Despite being the second most abundant family in the benthos
Simuliidae was not a preferred prey for both species.
Ewa-Oboho et al (2008) reported that the benthos
production is also affected by the dredging activity as it may buried by dredge spoil or by sedimentation of fine suspended particles over it.
1) The sampling method of plankton in relation to the sampling method of benthos
(the presence of adults was only detected in 4 of the 8 localities sampled);
Significant temporal variations in zooplankton and benthos
abundances have been reported from shrimp pond studies; coupled with gut content analysis, the changes in abundance of both prey types was attributed to active grazing by shrimp Penaeus vannamei (Martinez-Cordova et al.
Rex MA (1981) Community structure in the deep sea benthos
Charles Peterson (Chapter 6) reviews the benthos
and nearshore communities from an ecological perspective that is different in tone from the process-based approaches used elsewhere in the volume, but this is also a very effective summary of the state of the knowledge on species interactions and biodiversity in the Gulf of Alaska.
document the role of the Ontario Benthos
Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) in the development of social capital, environmental action and problem solving ability.