publication . Doctoral thesis . Thesis . 2017

Turnover of trophic markers and lipid carbon in Arctic marine food webs : the contribution of key zooplankton species

Boissonnot, Lauris;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 May 2017
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The Arctic pelagic food web is characterized by a high seasonality in terms of light and therefore primary production. To cope with the long winter periods of low food availability, many species have developed the ability to store large amounts of lipid reserves. These high-energy compounds are of major importance in different processes such as somatic growth, survival, development, reproduction and metabolism independently on ambient food levels. In the Arctic pelagic food web, zooplankton plays a crucial role linking primary production and higher trophic levels. The effciency of zooplankton species to transfer lipids and fatty acids in the food web depends on ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Zooplankton, 13C labeling, lipid turnover, fatty acid assimilation, ddc:570
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