Thomas E. Wissing

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The detritivorous fish, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), provides nutrients to phytoplankton in reservoirs by ingesting organic detritus associated with sediments and excreting substantial quantities of nutrients such as N and P in soluble forms that are highly available to phytoplankton, We estimated nutrient excretion by gizzard shad in a eutrophic(More)
—We examined diet patterns of omnivorous gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum in Acton Lake, Ohio, during 1994–1997 using a multiple stable isotope analysis to quantify the role of this species in the system. On most dates, zooplankton were relatively depleted in d13C (about 230‰ to 225.5‰) compared with sediments (225‰), permitting construction of a mixing(More)
Gizzard shad,Dorosoma cepedianum, in Acton Lake, Ohio, ingested foods of varying nutritional quality during the 1981–1983 growing seasons. Adult (ages 2–4) fish fed on a mixed diet (ORG>30%; C:N<7:1) of zooplankton and organic detritus in early summer, and on detrital materials (ORG<16%; C:N>11:1) during the remainder of the growing season. Age 0 (<35 mm(More)
The effects of particle concentration and season on the filtration rates of the freshwater clam Sphaerium striatinum Lamarck were assessed by measuring clearance rates of small (2.02 µm) latex beads from dilute suspensions. Filtration rates decreased as particle concentration increased over a range of 2–64 mg 1−1, with rates decreasing in similar proportion(More)
The tolerance of fantail, rainbow, and greenside darters to low oxygen was determined by exposing fish to conditions of progressively decreasing oxygen levels and recording the oxygen concentration at which loss of equilibrium occurred. The greenside darter was least tolerant to low oxygen levels in summer, with loss of equilibrium occurring at a mean O2(More)
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