Zooplankton life cycles : Direct documentation of pelagic births and deaths relative to diapausing egg production

@inproceedings{Jarnagin2004ZooplanktonLC,
  title={Zooplankton life cycles : Direct documentation of pelagic births and deaths relative to diapausing egg production},
  author={S. Taylor Jarnagin and W. Charles Kerfoot and Brandon K Swan},
  year={2004}
}
Zooplankton demographics operate over multiple time scales corresponding to pelagic parthenogenetic generations, an overwintering stage, and an ‘‘egg bank.’’ Comparisons of pelagic birth and death rates with seasonal diapausing egg production provide insights into local species persistence. The spiny cladoceran (Bythotrephes) possesses morphological adaptations (spines and thick-walled diapausing eggs) that lessen, but do not eliminate, predation effects by fish. Because caudal spines are… CONTINUE READING