|Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations|
Herman, P.M.J.; Heip, C.H.R. (1988). Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) Collected papers on meiofauna dynamics and energy flow. pp. 1-4
In: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Collected papers on meiofauna dynamics and energy flow. Delta Institute for Hydrobiological Research: Yerseke.
Is gerelateerd aan: Herman, P.M.J.; Heip, C.H.R.
(1983). Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations, in
: Cabioch, L. et al.
(Ed.) Fluctuation and Succession in Marine Ecosystems: Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Brest, France, 27 September-1 October 1982. Oceanologica Acta,
Spec. vol.(1983): pp. 109-112, meer
Aquatic communities > Benthos > Meiobenthos
Water > Brackish water
Canuella perplexa Scott T. & Scott A., 1893 [WoRMS]; Paronychocamptus nanus (Sars G.O., 1908) [WoRMS]; Tachidius (Tachidius) discipes Giesbrecht, 1881 [WoRMS]
ANE, België [Marine Regions]
Seven years (1970-1976) of density data on three harpacticoid copepods were analysed by Maximum Entropy Spectral Analysis. The spectra are very different, indicating population regulation is also different. Tachidius discipes is regulated by external seasonal factors, mainly the annual light cycle, and has a very simple spectrum. Canuella perplexa has much longer cycles in its spectrum and can be treated as a single species problem with logistic dynamics. Paronychocamptus nanus has also a complex spectrum that can partly be explained by competitive interactions.