356 pages, illustrations, tables
Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans 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.
- Windows: An Introduction
- Swimming in a Strange Biotope
- Light-Induced, Reactive Swimming
- A Decision-Making Mechanism
- Mechanistic Models
- Light and Temperature
- Optical Orientations
- Considerations Before Going into the Field
- Diel Vertical Migration in Lakes
- Migrations in the Marine Environment
- The Confrontation of Experimental and Field Studies
- From the Individual to the Population and Beyond
- Recapitulations and Considerations
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