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Zooplankton diversity and assemblages in arid zone rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin, Australia

Shiel, Russell J; Costelloe, Justin F; Reid, Julian; Hudson, Peter; Powling, Joan


The responses of zooplankton assemblages in arid zone rivers to seasonal changes, flow events, drying and water quality changes are fundamental to our understanding of these unregulated rivers. For three years the zooplankton and littoral microfauna in three rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin were studied. A diverse assemblage was discovered with a total of 398 identifiable taxa being recorded, consisting of 72 protist, 227 rotifer and 93 microcrustacean taxa. Zooplankton diversity was highest in a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine and Freshwater Research
DOI: 10.1071/MF05101


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