Life History Patterns in Zooplankton

@article{Allan1976LifeHP,
  title={Life History Patterns in Zooplankton},
  author={J. Allan},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1976},
  volume={110},
  pages={165 - 180}
}
  • J. Allan
  • Published 1976
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Freshwater zooplankton exhibit a continuum of compromises in their means of meeting the presumably conflicting demands of maximizing the potential for rapid increase, predator avoidance, and competitive ability. Rotifers and cladocerans both alternate parthenogenetic and sexual reproduction and attain high rates of increase relative to copepods. The rapidly developing small-clutch rotifers surpass more slowly developing large-clutch cladocerans in rmax. Copepods appear to consume food in a… Expand
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