Rotifer occurrence in relation to water temperature in Loch Leven, Scotland

  • Linda May
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)


Many rotifer species in Loch Leven show a distinct seasonality in occurrence. This appears to be primarily an effect of temperature. While some species seem to be eurythermal, other species show a well-defined range of temperature preference, outside which they are unable to maintain populations. Within this range, there is a close correlation between food availability and rotifer abundance.


rotifers temperature Scotland occurrence grazing population dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda May
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  1. 1.Institute of Terrestrial EcologyEdinburghScotland

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