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dc.contributor.authorSteenhauer, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Burns, Carolynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:42:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:42:57Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-07T08:52:23Z
dc.identifier.issn01427873en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/plankt/fbp134en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36833
dc.description.abstractThe abundance and biomass of phytoplankton and ciliate taxa in lentic fresh waters were related to their resources, physicochemical conditions, potential consumers and water body type in 45 water bodies ranging from deep oligotrophic lakes to swamps, ponds and estuarine wetlands in South Island, New Zealand. Distinct phytoplankton assemblages were related to each water body type. Phytoplankton genera were positively related most strongly to dissolved reactive phosphorus concentrations, and also related positively to the biomass of ciliate consumers. The biomass of ciliate taxa was higher in swamps and ponds than other water body types. Biomass of the ciliate taxa: oligotrichs, prostomatids and Strombidium, was related strongly and positively to the biomass of their phytoplankton resource, and less strongly related to metazooplankton predators: calanoid copepods and Ceriodaphnia dubia. Our findings suggest that resource availability (bottom-up drivers) may be stronger determinants of phytoplankton and ciliate community composition than consumers (top-down effects).en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom327en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto339en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Plankton Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060899en_US
dc.titleDrivers of ciliate and phytoplankton community structure across a range of water bodies in southern New Zealanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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