Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Cladocera.

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  • noun Any of the small crustaceans of the order Cladocera

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Cladocera, order name : Greek klados, branch + Greek keras, horn (in reference to the pair of large, branched antennae characteristic of cladocerans ); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

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Cladocera +‎ -an

Examples

  • In the European Arctic, combined evidence from oxygen isotope and pollen-inferred precipitation records, cladoceran-inferred lake levels, diatom-inferred lake-water ionic strength, and elemental flux records of erosion intensity into lakes, all suggest more oceanic conditions in the region during the early part of the Holocene than today, with a shift towards drier conditions between approximately 6,000 and 4,500 years BP [34].

    Historical changes in freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • The very dry period corresponding to shifts from birch to pine corresponds to increasing frequency of diatom and cladoceran taxa indicating lake-level reduction and vegetation overgrowth of numerous lakes [43].

    Historical changes in freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • Likewise, diatom and cladoceran evidence suggest dry warm summers during the period dominated by pine (~7,000 – 3,500 years BP).

    Historical changes in freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • Functional ecology and palaeolimnology: using cladoceran remains to reconstruct anthropogenic impact.

    Historical changes in freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • For example, in the freshwater cladoceran Daphnia spp., growth rates are correlated with the concentration of eicosapentaenoic acid in the water column [43].

    Effects of changes in ultraviolet radiation in the Arctic

  • Daphnia retrocurva, a common cladoceran in the Great Lakes of North America, has a rounded head from fall to early spring.

    Crustacea

  • One of the most obvious features of a cladoceran is its single, large compound eye.

    Crustacea

  • Under high P: Si ratios, the increased time between phytoplankton and cladoceran peaks opened a loophole for filamentous cyanobacteria (Oscillatoriales) in warm years to establish dominance after the diatoms, which are silicate limited.

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  • Under high P: Si ratios, the increased time between phytoplankton and cladoceran peaks opened a loophole for filamentous cyanobacteria (Oscillatoriales) in warm years to establish dominance after the diatoms, which are silicate limited.

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  • Under high P: Si ratios, the increased time between phytoplankton and cladoceran peaks opened a loophole for filamentous cyanobacteria (Oscillatoriales) in warm years to establish dominance after the diatoms, which are silicate limited.

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