Food effects on life history traits and seasonal dynamics of Ceriodaphnia pulchella

  title={Food effects on life history traits and seasonal dynamics of Ceriodaphnia pulchella},
  author={Maarten Boersma and Jacobus Vijverberg},
1. This paper describes the effects of differences in food quantity and quality on selected life history traits of Ceriodaphnia pulchella. Animals were fed with four concentrations of two green algae, Scenedesmus obliquus and Chlamydomonas globosa, given separately as well as in a 1 : 1 mixture. 2. In most cases growth, reproduction and condition of the animals and consequently the rate of population increase, r, increased with food concentration. Life history parameters of animals raised on S… CONTINUE READING

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