The crustacean zooplankton of Chilean inland waters has been studied mainly in large Patagonian lakes, while that plankton in other Chilean water bodies has as yet been insufficiently investigated. The species actually reported upon herein require revision as regards their taxonomy and biogeography. On the basis of studies in the Patagonian lakes, oligotrophy has been determined as the main factor regulating zooplankton assemblages, whereas in southern shallow ponds the main regulating factors are oligotrophy and conductivity combined. No detailed studies for other Chilean water bodies are available to date.
This book provides a checklist with updated information of the species of crustacean zooplankton in Chilean inland waters, while the results of an ecological study offer data for understanding the distribution and abundance of those faunal elements in the area.
Patricio R. De los Ríos-Escalante., Dr. (2004) in Sciences with a mention in Systematics and Ecology, Austral University of Chile, is Professor at the Catholic University of Temuco. He has published extensively on zooplankton ecology and distribution in Chilean inland waters.
Table of contents
Introduction to the planktonic Crustacea reported from Chilean inland waters
A checklist of the Branchiopoda (Anostraca and Cladocera) A checklist of the Copepoda: Calanoida A checklist of the Copepoda: Cyclopoida The ecology of the crustacean zooplankton in the saline lakes of northern Chile The ecology of the crustacean zooplankton in central Chilean small lakes and reservoirs The ecology of the crustacean zooplankton in glacial lakes of northern and central Patagonia The ecology of the crustacean zooplankton in central and southern Patagonian shallow ponds Acknowledgements References
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