Do calanoid copepods suppress appendicularians in the coastal ocean?

  • Sommer F
  • Hansen T
  • Feuchtmayr H
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Abstract

In a mesocosm study, the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica bloomed after the reduction of copepod abundance, and in a second treatment showed a significantly negative correlation with copepod densi- ties. Calculations, together with field data from the Baltic Sea, suggest that common calanoid copepods may control appendicularian population dynamics

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Authors

  • Frank Sommer

  • Thomas Hansen

  • Heidrun Feuchtmayr

  • Barbara Santer

  • Nils Tokle

  • Ulrich Sommer

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