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Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations
Herman, P.M.J.; Heip, C.H.R. (1983). Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Collected papers on meiofauna dynamics and energy flow. : pp. 109-112
In: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Collected papers on meiofauna dynamics and energy flow. Delta Institute for Hydrobiological Research: Yerseke. , more

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  • Herman, P.M.J.; Heip, C.H.R. (1983). Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations, in: Cabioch, L. et al. (Ed.) (1983). Fluctuation and Succession in Marine Ecosystems: Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Brest, France, 27 September-1 October 1982. Oceanologica Acta, Spec. vol.(1983): pp. 109-112, more
  • Herman, P.M.J.; Heip, C.H.R. (1984). Long-term dynamics of meiobenthic populations, in: (1984). IZWO Coll. Rep. 14(1984). IZWO Collected Reprints, 14: pp. chapter 1, more

Keywords
    Brackish water; Meiobenthos; Population dynamics; Canuella perplexa Scott T. & A., 1893 [WoRMS]; Paronychocamptus nanus (Sars G.O., 1908) [WoRMS]; Tachidius (Tachidius) discipes Giesbrecht, 1881 [WoRMS]; ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Herman, P.M.J., more
  • Heip, C.H.R., more

Abstract
    Seven years (1970-1976) of density data on three harpacticoid copepods were analysed by Maximum Entropy Spectral Analysis. The spectra are very different, indicating population regulation is also different. Tachidius discipes is regulated by external seasonal factors, mainly the annual light cycle, and has a very simple spectrum. Canuella perplexa has much longer cycles in its spectrum and can be treated as a single species problem with logistic dynamics. Paronychocamptus nanus has also a complex spectrum that can partly be explained by competitive interactions.

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