Terrestrial carbohydrates support freshwater zooplankton during phytoplankton deficiency
Taipale, Sami J.
Galloway, Aaron W. E.
Aalto, Sanni L.
Kahilainen, Kimmo K.
- Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
(issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
LAND-USE | Fatty acids | 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology | ALLOCHTHONOUS CARBON | WHOLE-LAKE EXPERIMENTS | zooplankton | STABLE-ISOTOPES | Freshwater ecology | Article | HERBIVOROUS ZOOPLANKTON | terrestrial carbohydrates | TEMPERATE LAKES | phytoplankton | SEASONAL SHIFTS | freshwater | FATTY-ACID-COMPOSITION | AQUATIC FOOD-WEB | DISSOLVED ORGANIC-CARBON
Freshwater food webs can be partly supported by terrestrial primary production, often deriving from plant litter of surrounding catchment vegetation. Although consisting mainly of poorly bioavailable lignin, with low protein and lipid content, the carbohydrates from fal...