IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Seasonal aspects of the relationship between temperature and respiration rate in four species of intertidal harpacticoid copepod
Gee, J.M. (1985). Seasonal aspects of the relationship between temperature and respiration rate in four species of intertidal harpacticoid copepod. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 93(1-2): 147-156
In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 0022-0981, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Author 

Keywords
    Respiration; Temperature; Temperature effects; Harpacticoida [WoRMS]; Marine

Author  Top 
  • Gee, J.M.

Abstract
    The respiration rates of four species of harpacticoid copepod, acclimated to winter environmental temperatures were measured over a range of temperatures and the resultant rate: temperature (R:T) curves compared with those determined for the same species acclimated to summer temperatures. In two species, the winter and summer R:T response curves showed the same acute metabolic compensation but with a translation and/or rotation of the curve to the right in the summer. In the other species there was less evidence of either a seasonal adjustment in the R:T curve or of acute temperature compensation. The observed differences in respiratory responses to temperature at different seasons are interpreted in the light of what is known of the behaviour, microdistribution, and life-history of the species concerned.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author