Title: Daphnia community analysis in shallow Kenyan lakes and ponds using dormant eggs in surface sediments
Authors: Mergeay, Joachim ×
Declerck, Steven
Verschuren, Dirk
De Meester, Luc #
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Blackwell publishing
Series Title: Freshwater biology vol:51 issue:3 pages:399-411
Abstract: 1. Water fleas of the genus Daphnia are considered rare in tropical regions, and information on species distribution and community ecology is scarce and anecdotal. This study presents the results of a survey of Daphnia species distribution and community composition in 40 standing waterbodies in southern Kenya. The study sites cover a wide range of tropical standing aquatic habitats, from small ephemeral pools to large permanent lakes between approximately 700 and 2800 m a.s.l. Our analysis combines data on Daphnia distribution and abundance from zooplankton samples and dormant eggs in surface sediments.
ISSN: 0046-5070
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
Laboratory for Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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