Population dynamics, response to sedimentation and role in benthic metabolism of the amphipod Monoporeia affinis in an open-sea area of the northern Baltic Sea

  title={Population dynamics, response to sedimentation and role in benthic metabolism of the amphipod Monoporeia affinis in an open-sea area of the northern Baltic Sea},
  author={Kari K. Lehtonen and A. B. Andersin},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
Population dynamics of the benthic, deposit-feeding amphipod Monoporeia affinjs was studied over 3 spring bloom periods (1991 to 1993) at a deep (125 m), northern Baltic (Bothnian Sea) open-sea station. Simultaneously recorded sedimentation data (1991 and 1993) were used to investigate pelagic-benthic coupling that is believed to regulate the growth of the amphipod populat~on Growth of individuals and population biomass both showed a distinct response to the sedimentation of the spring bloom… 
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