zooplankton


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zooplankton

(zo?o-plank'ton) [? + planktos, wandering]
A small animal organism present in natural waters.
See: phytoplankton

zooplankton

that part of the plankton made up of animal life. Compare PHYTOPLANKTON.
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Meanwhile, scientists from the CHASE project - led by the Scottish Association for Marine Science and the University of Oldenburg, Germany - will study a zooplankton species, also found in Scottish waters.
What we just might find is connectivity between the two, and our beloved sport will not only have a future, but a strong one with mutual respect and growing appreciation--much like your "zooplankton" analogy.
Zooplankton are important components of the food web in the expanse of deep, open ocean called the midwater.
From biological point of view, phytoplankton and zooplankton cannot survive, and the state is stable if the assumption [b.sub.1][N.sub.0] < [alpha](k + [q.sub.1]E) holds; phytoplankton survive but zooplankton cannot survive, and the state is stable if the assumptions [b.sub.1][N.sub.0] > [alpha](k + [q.sub.1]E) and [mu] > ([[beta].sub.1]-[theta])([alpha]k + [alpha][q.sub.1]2E-[b.sub.1][N.sub.0])([k.sub.1][b.sub.1] -bk-[bq.sub.1]E)/[(r([k.sub.1][b.sub.1]-bk-[bq.sub.1]E).sup.2] + [([alpha]k + [alpha][q.sub.1]E- [b.sub.1][N.sub.0]).sup.2]) - [q.sub.1]E hold; both phytoplankton and zooplankton survive, and the state is stable if the assumptions ([H.sub.1]) - ([H'.sub.3]) hold.
This study investigated the seasonal and monthly changes in the zooplankton community in Lake Mogan during May 2010 to April 2011.
Nevertheless, the influence of community structure (size and composition) on zooplankton feeding has rarely been considered when assessing C flux in the pelagic food web.
This predator has affected freshwater ecosystems through direct predation and competition with native zooplankton species and through indirect food web alteration (Lehman and Branstrator 1995; Johannsson et al.
In lakes with high densities of zooplanktivorous fish, we observe low density of large zooplankton, such as cladoceran, and the dominance of small organisms, such as rotifers.
Total zooplankton abundance averaged over all stations varied from 15x103 individual m-3 in spring at the station VI (Fig.