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Biological Sciences


Zooplankton of the Great Lakes
A Guide to the Identification and Ecology of the Common Crustacean Species
Mary D. Balcer, Nancy L. Korda, and Stanley I. Dodson

Researchers, instructors, and students will appreciate this compilation of detailed information on the crustacean zooplankton of the Great Lakes. The authors have gathered data from more than three hundred sources and organized into a useful laboratory manual. The taxonomic keys are easy to use, suitable for both classroom and laboratory identifications. Detailed line drawings are provided to help confirm the identification of the major species. Zoologists, limnologists, hydrobiologists, fish ecologists, and those who study or monitor water quality will welcome this dependable new identification tool.

A concise summary of pertinent information on the ecology of these zooplankton is provided in the main body of the text. A check-list of all species reported from each of the Great Lakes and notes on the distribution and abundance of more than a hundred species were compiled from an extensive search of existing literature. In addition, the authors collected samples from several locations on Lake Superior, in order to provide information on the abundance and life histories of the major crustacean species.

Mary D. Balcer is Lake Superior Field Station Program Coordinator in Superior, Wisconsin. Nancy Korda is an environmental planner for the State of Wisconsin in Madison. Stanley I. Dodson is professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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June 1984
LC: 83-027426 QL
188 p
p.   8 1/2 x 11
141 illus.
ISBN-10: 0-299-09820-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-09820-9
Spiral bound $40.00 x

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