Variability in population dynamics of calanoid copepods in the Central Baltic Sea.

Möllmann, Christian, Köster, Friedrich, Kornilovs, Georgs and Sidrevics, Ludvigs (2001) Variability in population dynamics of calanoid copepods in the Central Baltic Sea. Open Access [Paper] In: ICES Council Meeting 2001. , 23.09.-03.10.2001, Oslo, Norway . ICES Council Meeting papers, U:08 .

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Interannual variability (1959-1999) in population biology of calanoid copepods Pseudocalanus elongatus, Temora longicornis and Acartia spp. in the Central Baltic Sea were described for different life-stages. By means of Principal component (PCA) and correlation analyses the association of the stage-specific abundance to salinity and temperature was investigated. P. elongatus dynamics were related to high salinities in spring favouring maturation and reproduction. Additionally low temperatures appear to be favourable for reproduction, whereas intermediate copepodite stages were positively correlated to temperature. T. longicornis and Acartia spp. life-stages were consistently associated to higher temperatures in spring. Furthermore indications exist that T. longicornis maturation and reproductive success in summer is affected by salinity levels similarly to P. elongatus.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: No
Projects: STORE, Baltic System Study
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:25
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 11:06

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