Sex, sex-ratios, and the dynamics of pelagic copepod populations

@article{Kirboe2005SexSA,
  title={Sex, sex-ratios, and the dynamics of pelagic copepod populations},
  author={T. Ki{\o}rboe},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={148},
  pages={40-50}
}
I examine how the population biology of pelagic copepods depends on their mating biology using field data and a simple demographic model. Among calanoid copepods, two distinct patterns emerge. Firstly, copepods that lack seminal receptacle and require repeated mating to stay fertilized have near equal adult sex ratios in field populations. Winter population densities are orders of magnitude less than the critical population density required for population persistence, but populations survive… Expand
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