Zooplankton Feeding

  • Robert G. Wetzel
  • Gene E. Likens


Direct consumption by zooplankton can have appreciable effects upon phytoplankton and bacterioplankton populations. By means of selective grazing, zooplankton can influence the seasonal succession of the phytoplankton (cf., Porter (1977)].


Clearance Rate Food Particle Grazing Rate Fluorescent Microsphere Filtration Apparatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Wetzel
    • 1
  • Gene E. Likens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Ecosystem StudiesThe New York Botanical Garden, Cary ArboretumMillbrookUSA

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