Alois Herzig

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The embryonic development times of six planktonic freshwater copepods from Austrian waters (Eudiaptomus gracilis, Arctodiaptomus bacillifer, Arctodiaptomus spinosus, Mixodiaptomus kupelwieseri, Cyclops abyssorum, Mesocyclops leuckarti) were determined at constant temperatures ranging from 1.4°C to 27.3°C. In most experiments the hatching success was very(More)
Leptodora kindti is a very efficient invertebrate predator. Its searching mode of preying is tactile. The setae of the first thoracic limb act as mechanoreceptors, the other thoracic limbs, thorax and head together form the shape of an open basket in which after encounter the prey is pushed in by the aid of the first thoracic limbs and the furca. In(More)
Short-term species succession, and long-term community development, of planktonic rotifer populations of the temperate zone and factors influencing species' abundance (ie., physical and chemical limitations, food and exploitative competition, mechanical interference competition, predation, parasitism) are described and discussed. The long-term development(More)
In the Neusiedler See, Leptodora kindti appeared in the plankton in April/May; the growing season lasted until November. Its optimum conditions prevailed during the summer months, when densities of >500 ind. m−3 were recorded. First, males appeared by the mid/end of August, while maximum resting egg production occurred in September. At temperatures below 10(More)
The embryonic development times of four planktonic rotifers from Neusiedlersee (Austria) (Rhinoglena fertöensis, Brachionus calyciflorus, Keratella quadrata and Polyarthra dolichoptera) were determined at constant temperatures ranging from 0.6 °C to 10.5 °C. Development times decreased with increasing temperatures. The curvilinear relationship between(More)
Dilute soda lakes are among the world’s most productive environments and are usually dominated by dense blooms of cyanobacteria. Up to now, there has been little information available on heterotrophic bacterial abundance, production, and their controlling factors in these ecosystems. In the present study the main environmental factors responsible for the(More)
Respiration rates of the resting eggs of Leptodora kindti and Bythotrephes longimanus were measured in the laboratory at temperatures between 2.4 and 6.2° C. Results are used to explore the relationships between the duration of dormancy and egg size in the natural habitat.
Data from a long-term study of the intestinal helminth parasite community of eels, Anguilla anguilla, stocked into the shallow eutrophic Neusiedler See, Austria, were collected over an 8 year period (1994-2001). In total, 720 eels from 2 sampling sites were examined. The parasite community showed characteristics similar to those in the natural eel(More)
Diel changes in bacterial and cyanobacterial numbers, as well as heterotrophic bacterial production, were examined in two shallow alkaline pools, harbouring dense populations of cyanobacteria (up to 1100 x 109 cells l-1) and bacteria (up to 500 x 109 cells l-1). Together with the recorded bacterial production rates (925 micro gC l-1x h-1), these values are(More)
Neusiedler See, a shallow alkaline lake, has become increasingly eutrophic; this enrichment improved the nutritive situation of the herbivorous zooplankton leading to a higher standing stock. A multiple regression analysis of the long-term development of the crustacean plankton indicates that abiotic factors (i.e. wind, temperature) have the most important(More)