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Acidification, Vertebrate, and Invertebrate Predators and the Structure of Zooplankton Communities in Adirondack Lakes

TitleAcidification, Vertebrate, and Invertebrate Predators and the Structure of Zooplankton Communities in Adirondack Lakes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsSiegfried, CA, Bloomfield, JA, Sutherland, JW
JournalLake and Reservoir Management
Volume3
Pagination385-393
Keywordsbiology
Abstract

Midsummer zooplankton community structures of 50 Adirondack lakes were evaluated in relation to dominant vertebrate and invertebrate predators and selected limnological parameters. The most important factors structuring zooplankton grazer communities were extracted in a principal components analysis. The interaction of acidity status and vertebrate planktivore abundance explains the variation in lake scores for the first principal component. The second principal component was related to predation, while the third was related to lake trophic status and humic influence. The interaction of water quality and predator abundance structures grazer communities of Adirondack lakes.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07438148709354794
DOI10.1080/07438148709354794