Plankton Regulation Dynamics

Experiments and Models in Rotifer Continuous Cultures

  • Norbert Walz

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

  3. General Continuous Culture Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Martin E. Boraas
      Pages 13-20
    3. William N. Bennett, Martin E. Boraas
      Pages 30-38
  4. Characteristics of Rotifer Continuous Culture Systems

  5. Metabolism and Energetics in Chemostats

  6. Growth Models of Rotifers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Norbert Walz
      Pages 135-150
  7. Competition and Life History Strategies of Rotifers

  8. Ecological, Ecotoxicological, and Aquacultural Significance of Continuous Culture Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Karl O. Rothhaupt
      Pages 217-225
    3. Dianne B. Seale, Martin E. Boraas, Lorie A. Buchholz
      Pages 243-252
    4. Charles M. James
      Pages 253-264
  9. Epilogue

    1. Norbert Walz
      Pages 265-269
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 270-308

About this book


Continuous cultures, i.e. chemostats with an continuous dilution rate, are model ecosystems for the study of general regulation principles in plankton communities. Further to an introduction, general continuous culture methods and especially the characteristics of rotifer continuousculture systems are presented. Sections on metabolism and energetics in chemostats, growth models, competition and predator-prey interactions, as well as the application of rotifer continuous cultures to ecotoxicology and their use in aquaculture are included.


Plankton-Biozönose Rädertierchen biocoenosis continuous culture ecosystem ecotoxicology energy energy balance growth kontinuierliche Kultur plankton plankton communities population dynamics toxicology Ökosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Walz
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung Limnologie von FlußseenInstitut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei im Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77806-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77804-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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