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The Niches of Protozoa

  • Tom Fenchel
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Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Abstract

This chapter contains some comprehensive ideas and principles about the role of protozoa in nature. These considerations are often discussed separately for different types of habitats, such as marine plankton or soils. In many respects the functional roles (niches) of protozoa do not differ fundamentally among different ecosystems and so it seems practical to discuss them within the common framework of theoretical ecology as an introduction to protozoan communities in nature.

Keywords

Trophic Level Food Particle Planktonic Foraminifera Small Organism Marine Plankton 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Fenchel
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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