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dc.contributor.supervisor Hann, Brenda J. (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kamada, Daigo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-18T21:06:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-18T21:06:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/13702
dc.description.abstract Lake Winnipeg has been subject to intense eutrophication and invasive species such as Rainbow Smelt and Eubosmina coregoni for the last 40 years. This study demonstrated significant increases in total phosphorus, total nitrogen, chlorophyll-a, overall zooplankton abundance, and specifically Cladocera, between 1969 and the first decade of the 21st century. There were specific basin differences in the long-term changes of the Cladocera community, with the species Chydorus sphaericus and Ceriodaphnia quadrangula negatively affected by high levels of phosphorus, nitrogen and chlorophyll-a. Moreover, long-term change in the Cladocera community composition and abundance throughout the years (1969-2011) during summer was correlated with intensifying eutrophication. Additionally, weak diel vertical migration in the zooplankton community was observed for the first time in Lake Winnipeg. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Zooplankton en_US
dc.subject Lake Winnipeg en_US
dc.subject Eutrophication en_US
dc.subject Diel Vertical Migration en_US
dc.subject Environmental stressors en_US
dc.subject Cladocera en_US
dc.subject Copepod en_US
dc.subject Predation Pressure en_US
dc.subject Nitrogen en_US
dc.subject Phosphorus en_US
dc.subject Invasive Species en_US
dc.subject Algal Blooms en_US
dc.subject Cyanobacteria en_US
dc.title Response of Zooplankton Community of Lake Winnipeg to Environmental Changes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biological Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Roth, James (Biological Sciences) Paterson, Michael (Entomology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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