Comparative analysis of plankton rotifer biomass in large Estonian lakes

  • J. Haberman
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)


The number and biomass of rotifers in large eutrophic lakes is small in winter, reaches a maximum in spring or summer and decreases to a winter minimum. The dynamics of rotifer participation as part of total zooplankton is opposite to their absolute number: the role of rotifers in zooplankton is great in winter, starts decreasing in spring, reaches a minimum in summer and increases again to its winter maximum. The number and biomass of rotifers is proportional to the trophy of the waterbody, but in the case of some species this correlation is inverse.


rotifers biomass dominating species relation to trophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Haberman
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  1. 1.LimnologicaI Station, Institute of Zoology and BotanyAcademy of Sciences of the Estonian S. S. R.RannuEstonian SSR, USSR

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