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Energy flow through the meiobenthos
Heip, C.H.R.; Herman, P.M.J.; Smol, N.; Van Brussel, D.; Vranken, G. (1982). Energy flow through the meiobenthos, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) Geconcerteerde Onderzoeksacties Interuniversitaire Actie Oceanologie: eindverslag 3. Biological processes and translocations = Actions de Recherche Concertées Action Interuniversitaire Océanologie: rapport final 3. Biological processes and translocations. pp. 11-40
In: Heip, C.H.R.; Polk, Ph. (Ed.) (1982). Geconcerteerde Onderzoeksacties Interuniversitaire Actie Oceanologie: eindverslag 3. Biological processes and translocations = Actions de Recherche Concertées Action Interuniversitaire Océanologie: rapport final 3. Biological processes and translocations. Programmatie van het Wetenschapsbeleid: Brussel. 226 pp., more

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Keywords
    Energy flow; Meiobenthos; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Van Brussel, D.
  • Vranken, G.

Abstract
    The estimation of energy flow through meiobenthic populations is particularly difficult as only a few measurements on production and respiration,mainly of harpacticoid copepods and nematodes, exist. The use of a single production-biomass PIB-ratio for meiobenthos is still a common practice.However, studies presented in this paper for a variety of harpacticoid copepods, ostracods and nematodes demonstrate that there exists an extreme diversity in life-cycle histories and respiration rates in these groups and that meiobenthic production is in many cases much higher than the value P = 9B proposed by Gerlach (1971).

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