ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual

ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual

1st Edition - February 14, 2000

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  • Editors: Roger Harris, Peter Wiebe, Jurgen Lenz, Hein-Rune Skjoldal, Mark Huntley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495330
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123276452

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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.

Key Features

  • Sampling and experimental design
  • Collecting zooplankton
  • Techniques for assessing biomass and abundance
  • Protozooplankton enumeration and biomass estimation
  • New optical and acoustic techniques for estimating zooplankton biomass and abundance
  • Methods for measuring zooplankton feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism
  • Population genetic analysis of zooplankton
  • Modelling zooplankton dynamics

This unique and comprehensive reference work will be essential reading for marine and freshwater research scientists and graduates entering the field.


Postgraduates, researchers, and industry workers in marine biology, ocean sciences, zoologists, and ecologists.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 684
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: February 14, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495330
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123276452

About the Editors

Roger Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, U.K.

Peter Wiebe

Affiliations and Expertise

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Jurgen Lenz

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut fur Meereskunde an der Universitat Kiel, Germany

Hein-Rune Skjoldal

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Mark Huntley

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A.

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