Copepod assemblages in the northern South China Sea during inter-monsoon transition periods.

Hwang, Jiang-Shiou, Lopez-Lopez, Lucia, Molinero, Juan Carlos, Tseng, Li-Chun, Chen, Qing-Chao and Hung, Jia-Jang (2014) Copepod assemblages in the northern South China Sea during inter-monsoon transition periods. Journal of Sea Research, 86 . pp. 43-48. DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2013.10.012.

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Abstract

Highlights:
• Spring and autumn copepod assemblages are depicted in the northeast South China Sea.
• Copepod assemblages are partially driven by temperature in the SCS.
• S. subtenuis and A. negligens are indicative of the South China Sea central gyre.
• We provide a synoptic picture of the copepod community structure in the SCS
We investigated the influence of permanent oceanographic features in structuring copepod assemblages in the northern South China Sea during the inter-monsoon transition periods, spring and autumn. A total of 25 families, 48 genera and 88 species, were recorded, as well as a decrease in species richness along with the seasonal temperature decrease. We show that copepod assemblages are influenced by quasi-permanent oceanographic conditions governing the Northeastern South China Sea, i.e. China Coastal Current and the Kuroshio Current intrusion. This study provides a synoptic picture of the seasonal changes in the community structure of copepods during spring and autumn in the northern South China Sea.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000330501000005
Keywords: Pelagic copepods; Monsoon; Community structure; Cluster analysis; South China Sea
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-N Experimental Ecology - Food Webs
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.seares.2013.10.012
ISSN: 1385-1101
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 12:42
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 10:52
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/22670

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