|Environmental factors determining the structure of rotifer communities in a river-shed reservoir|
Baião, C.; Boavida, M.-J. (2000). Environmental factors determining the structure of rotifer communities in a river-shed reservoir. Aquat. Ecol. 34(4): 369-377
In: Aquatic Ecology. Springer: Dordrecht; London; Boston. ISSN 1386-2588, more
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This study was designed to find out which environmental factors (temperature, oxygen concentration and food resources) are more important in steering the rotifers vertical distribution and community structure in an oligo-changing to -mesotrophic reservoir. It was observed that, despite the influence of temperature and oxygen content of the water, biotic factors especially the food availability and changes in trophic state were crucial in shaping the vertical distribution and species composition of rotifers in Mimosa Reservoir, located in Tagus River in Portugal.