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macrozooplankton

Definitions

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  • n. Any relatively large plankton, visible to the naked eye; the minimum size is defined in various sources as from 0.5 mm to 5.0 mm.

Etymologies

macro- +‎ zooplankton (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Interestingly, research on microbial food webs of more temperate aquatic systems shows that in the absence of heavy grazing pressure on bacteria by macrozooplankton or benthic macroinvertebrates, the principal role of the microbial food web is the degradation (respiration) of organic matter [29].

    Changes in aquatic biota and ecosystem structure and function in the Arctic

  • Mesocosm studies by Beisner et al. [34], which investigated the influence of increasing temperature and food chain length on plankton predator – prey dynamics, showed that the predator – prey system is destabilized at higher temperatures (i.e., the macrozooplankton herbivore Daphnia pulex always became extinct), irrespective of the complexity of the food web (i.e., whether a two - or three-level food web was involved).

    Changes in aquatic biota and ecosystem structure and function in the Arctic

  • If climate change induces long-term shifts in the spatial distribution of macrozooplankton (predominantly crustaceans) and small schooling pelagic fish, seabird breeding distribution patterns are likely to alter.

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

  • As warmer (or colder) water would affect the distribution of prey, the distribution of individual seabird species is likely to change in accordance with changes in the distribution of macrozooplankton and fish populations.

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

  • For community analyses of macrozooplankton, see Schwamborn et al., 1999a.

    North Brazil Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • Ekau, W. 1999: Topographical and hydrographical impacts on macrozooplankton community structure in the Abrolhos Bank region, East Brazil.

    North Brazil Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • Saint-Paul, U., 1999a: The contribution of estuarine decapod larvae to marine macrozooplankton communities in Northeast Brazil.

    North Brazil Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • Phytoplankton in this LME has "traditional" spring bloom dynamics (see Kasai et al. 1997) leading to a typical phytoplankton-macrozooplankton-fish food web.

    Oyashio Current large marine ecosystem

  • Cod, which preys heavily on capelin, had to switch to macrozooplankton such as krill and amphipods as its main prey when the capelin levels were low.

    Barents Sea large marine ecosystem

  • 1996: Diversity and distribution of macrozooplankton in the eastern continental shelf waters off East Brazil. in: Ekau, W.; Knoppers, B.A., 1996 (eds.): Sedimentation processes and productivity in the continental shelf waters off east and Northeast Brazil.

    North Brazil Shelf large marine ecosystem

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