Impacts of variation in planktivorous fish on abundance of daphnids: A simulation model of the Lake Mendota food web: Chapter 20

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Edited by: James F. Kitchell

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Abstract

Previous chapters in this volume have outlined the goals of the Lake Mendota food web manipulation study (Rudstam et al., Ch. 12) and have reported on variations in phytoplankton and zooplankton abundances during the past 15 years (Lathrop and Carpenter, Ch. 7 and 8). Because of the long time scales inherent in such a lake management manipulation, it became imperative to attempt to predict how the lake would respond to changes in planktivorous fish abundance over time scales of several decades. We know from the past 15 years of study (Lathrop and Carpenter, Ch. 7 and 8; Magnuson and Lathrop, Ch. 11) that substantial variation of planktivorous fish, zooplankton, and phytoplankton abundances can occur the lake. Given the current stocking of piscivores, we have the potential to substantially modify the abundance of planktivorous fish and possibly shift the assemblages of phytoplankton and zooplankton beyond the ranges of those which occurred previously. In this chapter we describe the construction and use of a simulation model designed to examine how variation in plantivore abundance might impact zooplankton biomass and species composition.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Impacts of variation in planktivorous fish on abundance of daphnids: A simulation model of the Lake Mendota food web: Chapter 20
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4612-4410-3_20
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Springer
Publisher location New York
Description 19 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Food Web Managment: A Case Study of Lake Mendota
First page 407
Last page 425
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane County
City Madison
Other Geospatial Lake Mendota
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