ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual

Edited by

  • Roger Harris, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.
  • Peter Wiebe, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Jurgen Lenz, Institut fur Meereskunde an der Universitat Kiel, Germany
  • Hein-Rune Skjoldal, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
  • Mark Huntley, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A.

The term "zooplankton" describes the community of floating, often microscopic, animals that inhabit aquatic environments. Being near the base of the food chain, they serve as food for larger animals, such as fish. The ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Zooplankton Methodology Manual provides comprehensive coverage of modern techniques in zooplankton ecology written by a group of international experts. Chapters include sampling, acoustic and optical methods, estimation of feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism, and up-to-date treatment of population genetics and modeling. This book will be a key reference work for marine scientists throughout the world.
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Postgraduates, researchers, and industry workers in marine biology, ocean sciences, zoologists, and ecologists.


Book information

  • Published: February 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-327645-2


"This is a highly technical and scientific text that should prove to be invaluable to marine research scientists and graduates. Well referenced to the scientific literature." -NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST, 2005

Table of Contents

J. Lenz, Introduction.H-R. Skjoldal, P.H. Wiebe, and K.G. Foote, Sampling and Experimental Design.D. Sameoto, P. Wiebe, J. Runge, L. Postel, J. Dunn, C. Miller, and S. Coombs, Collecting Zooplankton.L. Postel, H. Fock, and W. Hagen, Biomass and Abundance.D. Gifford and D. Caron, Sampling, Preservation, Enumeration, and Biomass of Marine Protozooplankton.K. Foote and T.K. Stanton, Acoustical Methods.K. Foote, Optical Methods.U. Båmstedt, D.J. Gifford, X. Irigoien, A. Atkinson, and M. Roman, Feeding.J. Runge and J.C. Roff, The Measurement of Growth and Reproductive Rates.T. Ikeda, J.J. Torres, S. Hernandez-Leon, and S.P. Geiger, Metabolism.A. Bucklin, Methods for Population Genetic Analysis of Zooplankton.F. Carlotti, J. Giske, and F. Werner, Modeling Zooplankton Dynamics.