Continuous Plankton Recorder Underestimates Zooplankton Abundance

Dippner, JW; Krause, M. 2013 Continuous Plankton Recorder Underestimates Zooplankton Abundance. Journal of Marine Systems, 111-11. 263-268.

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Abstract/Summary

A comparison between monthly mean ContinuousPlanktonRecorder (CPR) data and zooplankton data caught during winter and early spring with different sampling devices in the North Sea is presented to estimate the relative error in abundance of CPR measurements. CPR underestimates the abundance of zooplankton by a factor 25 during winter and early spring and by a factor 18 if Oithona spp. is not considered. This has serious implications for estimation of biomass as well as for modelling ecosystem dynamics.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
Depositing User: Miss Gemma Brice
Date made live: 26 Mar 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5707

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