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dc.contributor.authorBinggeli, Casey
dc.contributor.authorWaring, Allison
dc.contributor.authorMihuc, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-11T18:20:17Z
dc.date.available2018-04-11T18:20:17Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70021
dc.descriptionPublished in SUNY Plattsburgh's Scientia Discipulorum Journal of Undergraduate Research. Volume 5, issue 1, pages 25-33. 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractZooplankton are an important component of the food web in freshwater lake ecosystems. Despite there being an abundance of density data for zooplankton taxa in these lakes, there is very little information that exists about pelagic zooplankton biovolume or biomass in temperate lakes. Biovolume is a useful estimate of biomass energy because it determines how much space a species occupies. For this research, we developed new biovolume techniques for freshwater zooplankton based on body size and geometric shape. These techniques were applied to two groups of crustacean zooplankton, the copepods and the cladocerans. Copepod biovolume is broken into two formulas: the ellipsoid formula and the cone formula. For the cladocerans, two formulas were used: one for the Bosminidae family and one for Daphnidae family. Daphnia biovolume is composed of two formulas: the ellipsoid formula and the cylinder formula. The Bosminid family biovolume formula is the same as the ellipsoid formula. These new biovolume fomulas proved to be a useful measurement of zooplankton community structure when compared with density data.en_US
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dc.publisherScientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburghen_US
dc.subjectzooplanktonen_US
dc.subjectLake Champlainen_US
dc.subjectbiovolume formulasen_US
dc.subjectdensityen_US
dc.titleMethods for Determining New Biovolumes for Copepods and Cladoceransen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.contributorCasey Binggeli, Allison Waring, Timothy Mihuc (Faculty), Center for Earth and Environmental Science, Plattsburgh State University, Plattsburgh, New Yorken_US


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