The term "zooplankton" describes the community of floating, often microscopic, animals that inhabit aquatic environments. Being near the base of the food chain, they serve as food for larger animals, such as fish. The ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Zooplankton Methodology Manual provides comprehensive coverage of modern techniques in zooplankton ecology written by a group of international experts. Chapters include sampling, acoustic and optical methods, estimation of feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism, and up-to-date treatment of population genetics and modeling. This book will be a key reference work for marine scientists throughout the world.Sampling and experimental designCollecting zooplanktonTechniques for assessing biomass and abundanceProtozooplankton enumeration and biomass estimationNew optical and acoustic techniques for estimating zooplankton biomass and abundanceMethods for measuring zooplankton feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolismPopulation genetic analysis of zooplanktonModelling zooplankton dynamics This unique and comprehensive reference work will be essential reading for marine and freshwater research scientists and graduates entering the field.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 02 / 2000