Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans

causal explanations and adaptive significances

Authors: Ringelberg, Joop

  • The first book on Diel Vertical Migration after 100 years of research
  • A critical discussion of an important aspect of zooplankton life in the marine and freshwater environment
  • Discusses the cause of a unified migration behavior
  • Discusses the effect of migration on population dynamics
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The book deals with Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) of zooplankton in oceans and lakes and is the first critical discussion of the literature in 100 years of research. The accent is on photo-response experiments that revealed the physiological fundament unifying migration behaviour in both biotopes. Accelerations in relative changes in light intensity of dawn and dusk are the stimuli that trigger a PhotoBehaviour Mechanisms (PBM) evolved to realise predator evasion and starvation prevention. Physiology and behaviour are tuned to these adaptive goals. A "set of ecological factors" is necessary and an algorithm shows the operation of the "set". However, not only the kinetic component of behaviour is based on light, also orientation but now the angular light distribution is responsible. Contrast orientation as in Daphnia may also hold for other animals, for example, Euphausia.The application of the PBM in lakes and oceans is demonstrated amongst other for the vertical movements of Sound Scattering Layers. These layers move faster, slower or as fast as an isolume which was a problem for the decennia long explanation that migrating animals followed an optimal light intensity. The enigma was solved. Using time series of changes in population size, egg ratios, development times and death rates due to predation by juvenile fish, the influence of DVM on population dynamics was analysed. Finally, covering the flow of matter in the traditional food web by a network of information transitions illustrates the controlling function of infochemicals, such as fish kairomones.

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9081-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans
Book Subtitle
causal explanations and adaptive significances
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3093-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3093-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3092-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9081-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 356
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