Bird migration and the spread of Crustacea. [Translation from: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 27, 311-316, 1963.]

Loffler, H. (1963) Bird migration and the spread of Crustacea. [Translation from: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 27, 311-316, 1963.]. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (FBA Translations (New Series), 56)

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Abstract

The passive spread of a high percentage of freshwater organisms is one of the most important requirements in short-lived and insular communities for species to attai n and survive - and consequently to balance the lack of a topographical continuity of most inland waters. Unfortunately hardly anything is known about the amounts of seed material typical for any lake into which it is carried. The causes of passive dissemination - wind, water and animals as well as man - are confirmed by many examples. It has been assumed now for at least a hundered years that , among animals, birds play a prominent role, although also disappointingly few facts are at hand. The passage and spread through birds' intestines has up to now been supported only by some limited data. This paper reports on experimental research where the eggs of Daphnia magna, Triops cancriformis, Artemia salina, Diaptomus spinosus and Cypris pubera were introduced by means of gelatine capsules into the oesophagus of a drake. The bird's excrements were inspected under a microscope for eggs and resting stages, and these were transferred into corresponding cultures.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Bird migration and the spread of Crustacea. [Translation from: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 27, 311-316, 1963.]
Personal Creator/Author:
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Loffler, H.
Series Name: FBA Translations (New Series)
Number: 56
Date: 1963
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Additional Information: Translated from German into English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquatic birds; Digestion; Faecal pellets; Dispersion; Dispersants; Experimental research; Freshwater crustaceans
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4831
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 22:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:50
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4831

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