Search for dissertations about: "size- selective grazing"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words size- selective grazing.

  1. 1. Flagellates in the marine microbial food web the ecology of a mixotrophic nanoflagellate, Ochromonas sp

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Agneta Andersson-Nordström; [1989]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Microbial food web; flagellates; Ochromonas sp.; mixotrophy; size- selective grazing; remineralisation; excretion of DFAA;

    Abstract : Nanoflagellates were found to be abundant in a coastal area of the northern Bothnian Sea. The maximum concentration of nanoflagellates, approximately 8000 cells ml-1, was observed in July, coinciding with a decrease in the abundance of cyanobacteria. READ MORE

  2. 2. Grazer-induced responses in marine phytoplankton

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Johanna Bergkvist; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; phytoplankton; defence; dinoflagellate; diatoms; paralytic shellfish toxins; polyunsaturated aldehydes; chain formation;

    Abstract : Phytoplankton are the most important primary producers in the world’s oceans, yet little is known of how they avoid the constant threats from the pelagic grazers. From land it is well known that plants defend themselves by having thorns or producing compounds unpalatable to grazers. READ MORE

  3. 3. Copepods in Skeletonema-dominated food webs Toxicity and nutritional quality as factors controlling copepod-diatom interactions

    University dissertation from Umeå : Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Umeå University

    Author : Roswati Md Amin; Umeå universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Copepod-diatom interaction; toxicity; nutritional quality; Skeletonema;

    Abstract : My thesis focuses on copepod-diatom interactions, specifically on the effects of food quality and toxicity on copepod feeding, reproductive success and behavior but as a frame, also includes a quantitative evaluation of copepod carbon requirements compared to other trophic plankton groups. My aim was to evaluate the function of copepods in diatom-dominated spring blooms. READ MORE