The latter process can only be locally important in the tower system as algal concentrations in the hypolimnion were maintained at approximately 1.5 mg C L-1, which is above the "incipient limiting concentration" where the feeding rate of Daphnia becomes independent of the food concentration [26]. Limnol Oceanogr. Bull Mar Sci. First, the rapid decrease in SRP in early August coincided with the exponential increase in the density of G.semen. The calculated flux of SRP from anoxic sediment (Figure 2) was ~0.3 mg P m–3 day–1 to the depth of 5 m, which, over a 3.5 month anoxic period, results in 37 mg P m–3. 2003, 37: 107-122. statement and Down to the depth of 2.4 m, the samples were taken with a horizontal box sampler composed of four 0.1 × 0.1 m square tubes (each 4.5 l) on top of each other (Salonen and Lehtovaara, 1992). There was no significant difference between the slopes of the individual regressions, but the intercepts were different and showed a clear trend, increasing with Daphnia size class. The striking DVM of G.semen and the depletion of hypolimnetic SRP fit the hypothesis that phosphorus limited phytoplankton primary production. The cutting of nutrient diffusion at the sediment surface probably had equally important consequences for the competition with non-migrating algae. Although the absolute numbers of Daphnia differed between the two towers, possibly due to small differences in the inoculum, the population growth pattern was similar. By using this website, you agree to our Zooplankton descend into deeper, food-depleted waters during daylight hours and then ascend to food-filled shallow waters at night Reverse Migration Where zooplankton rise to the surface during the day and return to depth at dusk Arch Hydrobiol Beih Ergebn Limnol. 2003, 156: 485-493. The relationship between the log-transformed biomass in the total tower and the log-transformed biomass in the algal maximum was linear (Fig. As the US navy officers took sonar readings in the ocean, they would hear deep scattering layer (DSL). Seasonal phytoplankton (weekly) and zooplankton (every second week) samples were taken with a 1 m long, 6.3 l tube sampler as a vertical series down to 5 m. After mixing, a phytoplankton sample was taken into a 200 ml bottle and preserved with Lugol's solution. and Salonen,K. Nocturnal Migration- single daily ascent at sunset, single descent at sunrise (most common) Twilight Migration- 2 ascents and 2 descents every 24 hours Start studying Zooplankton, Vertical migration and Bioluminescence. observed depletion of SRP in the hypolimnion of Lake Cisó where phosphate was often limiting (Gasol et al., 1993). Finally, PC3 depicts the distributional shifts within the algal maximum, but its contribution is very small so it is not considered. Regression analyses were perfomed with Statistix® 7.0, Analytical Software, Tallahassee, U.S.A, Lampert W, Sommer U: Limnoecology. The measured particles were small and probably comprised material (e.g. Hence they need to move around and sample the habitats. 2004, 49: 392-401. and Brabet,J. and James,M. Search for other works by this author on: Long-term changes of ichthyoplankton communities in an Iberian estuary are driven by varying hydrodynamic conditions, Scyphozoan jellyfish (Cnidaria, Medusozoa) from Amazon coast: distribution, temporal variation and length–weight relationship, The sediment akinete bank links past and future blooms of Nostocales in a shallow lake, Thermal performance of marine diatoms under contrasting nitrate availability, Cladoceran body size distributions along temperature and trophic gradients in the conterminous USA, https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/22.10.1841, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. As this coincided with the rapid increase in G.semen population, the latter was probably responsible for the depletion of SRP. Cryptomonas sp. In contrast to the almost total night time absence of G.semen in the epilimnion during the warmest time of the summer, part of the population generally stayed in the hypolimnion at noon. Below are the links to the authors’ original submitted files for images. Different size (competitor) classes respond to increasing competition in the same way. Lampert W: Ultimate causes of diel vertical migration of zooplankton: new evidence for the predator avoidance hypothesis. This is called diel vertical migration. Thus, vertical migration of copepods, lower seawater MeHg concentrations and production, and more dispersed food sources in the outer Labrador Sea provide a plausible explanation for the lower MeHg concentrations, BAFs, and %MeHg observed in zooplankton from this region. migration of zooplankton and the local sunset and sunrise (Lorke et al 2004). A detailed description of the method for characterizing distribution patterns has been given in [11, 17]. The less pronounced DVM of G.semen in the autumn when thermal stratification still continued but the temperature difference between the epi- and hypolimnion was lower, seems to be in accordance with the metabolic advantage hypothesis. and Pedrós-Alió,C. Line of equality indicated. Daphnia are not perfectly "ideal" organisms since they do not have complete knowledge about the suitability of all habitats. In fact, earlier experiments with similar conditions (10°C temperature gradient) [11, 17] resulted in pronounced distribution peaks at the thermocline, very much like the distributions found in this study at low Daphnia densities. Diel Vertical Migration are vertical patterns that zooplankton move in within 24 hour processes. In addition to the mesh size, the type, length and mouth area of the net, towing speed, time of collection and type of haul will determine the quality and quantity of zooplankton collected. The photobehaviour of Daphnia spp. Belonging to a single clone, the Daphnia in this experiment are at least genetically equal, but they differ in size. Vertical Migration of Zooplankton: a Bi-phasic Feeding Strategy that Enhances New Production? Surface layers (epilimnion) and deep layers (hypolimnion) separated by a strong temperature gradient (thermocline) differ very much with respect to temperature, light, food availability and predation risk. This created a stable layer between 2.5 and 5.1 m depth and prevented the water from being mixed into the deep layers. Food and predation are among the most important ultimate factors governing DVM of zooplankton, which can often access the food-rich epilimnion only at night when they cannot be seen by visually hunting fish (Pearre, 1979; Huntley and Brooks, 1982). and Gasol,J.M. Zooplankton diel vertical migration (DVM) is often explained as a balance between predator avoidance and resource acquisition. ), and tempor… As the concentration of SRP was depleted below the detection limit of~1 mg P m–3 during the summer, phytoplankton in the epilimnion of Valkea-Kotinen was probably limited by phosphorus. The proportion of individuals dwelling in a particular habitat is correlated to the relative fitness gain in that habitat [15]. Zooplankton, small floating or weakly swimming organisms that drift with water currents and, with phytoplankton, make up the planktonic food supply upon which almost all oceanic organisms are ultimately dependent.Many animals, from single-celled Radiolaria to the eggs or larvae of herrings, crabs, and lobsters, are found among the zooplankton. Interference competition rather than exploitative competition is important in our system with continuous food renewal, but quantitative physiological data on the effect of interference are not available. This algal concentration provided saturating food conditions for Daphnia. To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request . First, the dependent variable was the distribution. highest algal densities are not found in the epilimnion but in the upper hypolimnion, below the thermocline [8–10]. By contrast, autotrophic phytoplankton depends on light and must stay in illuminated water layers during daytime. 1987, 35: 1891-1895. The proportion of individuals dwelling in the algal maximum increases with Daphnia densities in all four size classes (Table 3) since the regression slopes are all above unity. Springer Nature. Article  These could then be validated and their importance assessed in larger lakes with more complex conditions. 1990, 343: 638-640. This is in agreement with earlier observations in other small humic lakes, where many flagellated species have been found to migrate diurnally through a 10–15°C temperature gradient [e.g. Gasol et al. 1991, 86: 342-348. This problem can be overcome by looking at the response of individual size classes separately. strength Diel vertical migration Introduction Zooplankton diel vertical migration (DVM) is an ecologically important process, driven by internal and external drivers, and affecting nutrient transport and trophic interactions in lakes and oceans (Hays, 2003; Ringelberg, 2010). 2). 1993, 39: 79-88. This shows that the theory is rather robust. In this lake, the remarkable multiple advantages of DVM probably explain the dominance of the large G.semen in the late summer phytoplankton biomass over much smaller algae. 1991; 13:83–89. Diel vertical migrations (DVM) are typical for many cold‐water fish species such as Pacific salmons (Oncorhynchus spp.) Lake Valkea-Kotinen, located in southern Finland, is a small (450 m long, 140 m wide) headwater lake with a maximum depth of 6 m. Water colour is rather high (130–140 g Pt m–3) and its reaction is acid (pH 5–5.5). Freshwat Biol. In the absence of visual predation risk (e. g. in lakes with scarce populations of planktivorous fish or at night), herbivorous zooplankton should, therefore, distribute vertically so as to optimise the fitness gain depending on the temperature and food gradient. 1999, 80: 2348-2357. This species migrated considerably deeper than necessary to cross the SRP chemocline and to reach a 5–10 times higher concentration (>40 mg m–3). and coregonids (Coregonus spp.) Habitat suitability for herbivorous zooplankton is determined by food availability as well as by directed gradients of biotic (predation) and abiotic (temperature, oxygen) factors. Although several assumptions underlying the IFD have now been tested in this system, the one that is probably most important has not. Experiments were performed in large, indoor mesocosms (Plankton Towers) with a temperature gradient of 10°C and a deep-water algal maximum established below the thermocline. empty cell walls) that had been recycled by Daphnia; thus the food quality was low. Symbols indicate the two mesocosms. Kessler K, Lampert W: Fitness optimization in Daphnia in a trade-off between food and temperature. During the Leibold MA, Tessier AJ: Contrasting patterns of body size for Daphnia species that segregate by habitat. J. Plankton Rex. 10.1038/343638a0. Gliwicz ZM: Food thresholds and body size in cladocerans. To avoid direct light effects [17], vertical distributions of Daphnia were assessed at night (two hours after lights off). Spreading into the thermally homogeneous food maximum will have a positive effect since avoiding competitors means obtaining more food with no additional temperature costs, except the additional costs of swimming, which are small [27]. The distribution is not shaped directly by the total biomass of Daphnia in the tower, but by the local density at each depth. Based on similar assumptions as those used for the estimation of metabolic cost, in late summer, DVM of G.semen could theoretically reduce grazing losses by 50%. For the most important species (e.g. These processes play a prominent role in both freshwater and marine ecosystems and are influenced by a number of chemical, biological, and physical forces that are crucial to functions from nutrient cycling to energy transfer in food webs. This is important as the vertical location of grazing zooplankton in a lake affects phytoplankton production and species composition, i.e. However, [11] placed a question mark after the title of their paper as, although their experimental results resembled an IFD with costs, the mechanism was not yet clear. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. CAS  As the total biomass varied between dates, vertical distributions had to be analyzed as percentages of total biomass at each depth. The experimental results conform well to the theoretical expectations considering the costs (asymmetric distribution) and differently sized Daphnia as unequal competitors (size specific distributions), although Daphnia are not omniscient and the equilibrium distribution is dynamic. The numbers at the bottom of each distribution show the integrated total number of cells in the samples (corrected by interpolation for only every second sample counted in the epilimnion in June and for missing samples indicated by double asterisks); in June, both series were integrated without the 5 m sample. They showed 10.1007/s00442-004-1645-9. © 2020 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. This diel migration is studied by analyzing a habitat selection game between predators and prey, based on the predation hypothesis, i.e., in the daytime zooplankton avoid predators (fish) that hunt by sight at the cost of reduced grazing on phytoplankton. The results of the PCA are linear combinations (principal components, PCs) of the original dependent variables (percentages at different ports). In the absence of predation, they started building up a population. Although each set of four samples was taken from a new and undisturbed location, the rather even courses of vertical distributions suggest little horizontal patchiness of G.semen. Lampert W, Grey J: Exploitation of a deep-water algal maximum by Daphnia : a stable-isotope tracer study. the relative proportions of the size classes in the algal maximum remain constant regardless of the total Daphnia density. As part of the G.semen population stayed in the hypolimnion at noon also in June, this behaviour was independent of oxygen conditions. Although the populations within a tower were sampled repeatedly, the samples were considered independent for two reasons. The study was designed to test the following hypotheses. inhabiting deep lakes. These are two stainless steel columns of approximately 11.5 m height and 1 m diameter. Size-structured populations Ecology and evolution. Relationship between the total biomass of D. pulicaria per tower and the median depth of the biomass distribution (both towers combined). Hydrobiologia. The zooplankton collections can be made by horizontal, oblique and vertical … (Arvola, 1984; Smolander and Arvola, 1988)]. Limnol Oceanogr. Abstract. Zooplankton are the primary producers of the oceans and provide a large food source to … Migration: Mechanisms and adaptive significance. Upper left: Mean vertical gradients of temperature (thin line) and algal concentration (closed circles) during the experiment. The days for many species of zooplankton often involve vertical migration—ascending toward the ocean surface in the morning when phytoplankton are more plentiful, and descending at night to escape predation. Fretwell SD, Lucas HJ: On territorial behavior and other factors influencing habitat distribution in birds. In September, the night lasted almost 12 h compared with 4.5 h in June, and the elevation of the sun was lower, further decreasing the light energy available for photosynthesis. coastal bays and estuaries, potentially through a combination of vertical migration and ocean circulation (Hare et al. et al. Zehnder AA, Gorham PR: Factors influencing the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa Kütz. Keskitalo,J. Vertical migration in the ocean between each breath recycles nutrients into the sunlit layers of the ocean , stimulating phytoplankton-krill-whale positive feedback cycle . Vertical zooplankton migration was consistently observed in oligotrophic offshore waters but less apparent in higher productivity waters over the continental shelf, where bottom depth, hydrographic fronts, and plankton abundance influenced apparent zooplankton distributions. This study fills an important gap by revealing an additional mechanism (density dependence) controlling the vertical distribution of zooplankton. (1967) A Treatise on Limnology. Keskitalo,J., Salonen,K. Proportion of the total Daphnia biomass dwelling in the algal maximum (cf. Diel phytoplankton samples were taken during 1 h around solar noon and midnight in summer, 1994. The differences between the two towers were due to large numbers of very small individuals in tower 1. 2. Summary 1. 2016) and respiration (Roehm, Giesler, and Karlsson ... vertical distribution of zooplankton in thaw ponds. The nature of the trade-off may also require that they spend some time in both habitats. Its disappearance after the end of July was most likely due to the shift of perch from feeding on bottom animals to feeding on plankton. Limnol Oceanogr. Fig. Every habitat is equally accessible to all members of the population. Mechanistic support for a similar intraspecific relationship comes from an unpublished laboratory study by C. Kreutzer and M. Boersma. Diel vertical migration (DVM) is seen in both marine and freshwater zooplankton and can vary in amplitude based on taxa or species (Haney 1988). Among the potential grazers of large (~40 μm long) G.semen, the cladoceran macrofiltrator, Holopedium gibberum (without jelly 0.4–1.3 mm long), was probably most important in Valkea-Kotinen (Table I). The flux of SRP from the sediment to the epilimnion was virtually interrupted, making non-migrating phytoplankton dependent only on regenerated and inflowing inorganic phosphorus. low. The lack of offshore nutrient supply in the model (e.g., vertical mixing, Ekman pumping) can explain the lower modeled Z big biomass Vertical migration in zooplankton as a predator avoidance mechanism1 Thomas M. Zaret Department of Zoology NJ-15, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 1. In midsummer, the daytime temperature gradient between epi- and hypolimnion was up to 15°C (Figure 1). A calculation based on the tube experiments of Salonen et al. Debbie MacKenzie July, 2002 . IFD theory assumes that all individuals are equally good competitors [14], but there is little evidence to support this [21]. Diel vertical migration is a widespread but not well understood be-haviour in freshwater and marine Zooplankton (Pearre 1979a and 1979b). Ringelberg J. Often in the evening the zooplankton will ascend to the surface (nocturnal migration), while in the morning they will … Based on general thermodynamic relationships, it is reasonable to hypothesize that migration into cool water for the night significantly decreases respiration losses of G.semen in Valkea-Kotinen. J Great Lakes Res. Mem Ist ital Idrobiol. Fig. The staying of some migrating algae in the hypolimnion probably hides important information on their nutrition and behaviour, and deserves sampling with higher spatial and temporal resolution as well as complementary experiments. In lakes with a deep-water algal maximum, herbivorous zooplankton are faced with a trade-off between high temperature but low food availability in the surface layers and low temperature but sufficient food in deep layers. Hence it depicts the downward spreading of the distribution. (Arvola, 1984; Jones, 1988)]. Radioactive phosphate injected into the upper hypolimnion was partly found in the epilimnion at noon. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. Zooplankton are important consumers of sinking particles in the ocean’s twilight zone. 1999; 74:397–423. Ecology. Diel vertical migration (DVM) is a ubiquitous phenomenon in marine and freshwater plankton communities. Relation between the total mass of Daphnia per tower and in the algal maximum. 1 and Methods) of increasing total Daphnia biomass (g dry mass per tower), and the mean distributions are shown in Fig. (2) Daphnia are also "free" to choose the habitat. (2) As density effects are related to food availability, but not to temperature, Daphnia will, at higher densities, spread asymmetrically to deeper layers in order to exploit the deep-water algal maximum better. The biological pump mediates the removal of carbon and nitrogen from the euphotic zone through the downward flux of aggregates, feces, and vertical migration of invertebrates and fish .Copepods and other zooplankton produce sinking fecal pellets and contribute to downward transport of dissolved and particulate organic matter by respiring and excreting at depth during migration … The system can be manipulated with a vertical resolution of 50 cm and sampled through 23 vertical ports per tower. Primicerio: Size-dependent habitat choice in Daphnia galeata Sars and size-structured interactions among zooplankton in a subarctic lake (lake Lombola, Norway). Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. 1985, Port Aransas: University of Texas, 27: 91-113. This must cause an asymmetric response of the Daphnia. Daphnia samples were preserved in sucrose formaldehyde [41]. For example, the epilimnetic habitat suitability may have become worse if the epilimnetic food conditions deteriorated with time. 5: 619-635. The maximum local density tends to reach a plateau at 4–5 mg L-1, which is an estimate of the upper limit of density tolerance under the given food conditions. Second, populations were growing in numbers. zooplankton for taxonomic and productivity studies. Zooplankton perform diel vertical migration (DVM) to avoid predators at the upper water layer, but often stay in the upper water layer throughout the day seeking food in spite of the presence of predators. The vertical distributions of temperature and oxygen were measured in the field with a multiparameter probe (Yellow Springs Instruments; Clark type polarographic oxygen electrode and thermistor). The shift can be quantified by the positive relationship between Daphnia density and median depth, and the increasing proportion of Daphnia dwelling within the algal maximum. There is a significant trend in the elevations, indicating that the size classes differ in their mean depth. At first, they attributed it to water layer scattering agents or presence of an enemy’s submarine. Only at the upper edge of the food maximum (at the thermocline) may exploitation competition play a role due to the high grazing pressure on algae entering the thermocline from below due to small-scale turbulence. probably related to predation risk). The bigger the whale , the more krill , the more whales , etc Discussion : See "Givers … A final argument supporting the view that Daphnia density is the driving force for the downward shift comes from the estimate of maximum local densities. Lampert W, McCauley E, Manly B: Trade-offs in the vertical distribution of zooplankton: ideal free distribution with costs?. A greater proportion of small Daphnia than of large ones is present in the epilimnion (Fig. Correspondence to Omitting various loss rates, the minimum estimate of exponential growth rate for the population of large (measured volume ~15 000 μm3) G.semen was initially rather high (0.65 day–1), but remained consistently low thereafter (~0.10 day–1) for 5 weeks. During anoxia, alkalinity increased steadily in the hypolimnion until the autumnal turnover at the end of September (Figure 2). Behavioural Ecology Ecological consequences of adaptive behaviour. Interference may cause a reduction of food intake when encounters between individuals become too frequent and the continuous filtering process is disturbed [24, 25]. models for unequal competitors [28] need to be applied. At low population densities, biomass peaked sharply at the thermocline, but the distribution spread out when the total biomass increased (Fig. Helgen JC: Feeding rate inhibition in crowded Daphnia pulex. PubMed  Limnol Oceanogr. 1992, 35: 69-78. Introduction. Arvola,L., Ojala,A., Barbosa,F. In early June, when oxygen was still present in the hypolimnion, SRP concentration fell below the limit of detection down to the bottom of the water column. In September, G.semen showed, at noon, a more condensed distribution near to the surface, which possibly reflected a rapid deterioration of the light climate in the autumn. 10.1098/rspb.2002.2291. Vertical distributions were assigned to five classes (cf. 1987, 45: 143-192. Only in September, when the temperature of the epilimnion was already low (~12°C) and convective mixing had reduced the thickness of the anoxic water layer to about half, did more G.semen remain in the epilimnion at night; the nighttime vertical distribution was then essentially random in the epilimnion. Dotted lines delineate the biomass groups used for the analysis. The high biomass and dominance of G.semen in the phytoplankton of Valkea-Kotinen was particularly beneficial because then, the uptake of nutrients by migrating algae in the hypolimnion could result in an analytically detectable decrease in nutrient concentrations. Hayward RS, Gallup DN: Feeding, filtering and assimilation in Daphnia schoedleri as affected by environmental conditions. Depth distributions of Daphnia are given in terms of dry biomass. Fig. We are presently not able to incorporate density dependence into a model of Daphnia distribution. 2001; H€ader et al. 1999). Edited by: Rankin MA. Ringelberg J. Due to its high water colour (Secchi disk transparency 1.3–1.6 m with the minimum in the middle of July), small size and sheltered position, Lake Valkea-Kotinen became thermally stratified very soon after the ice melt in the middle of May, and the epilimnion remained <2 m thick until the autumn. The results of visual inspection of the vertical distributions are confirmed by Principal Component Analysis (PCA, Table 1). On the other hand, density has little negative influence on the temperature effect (eventually through enhanced metabolic activity). Oecologia. 10.1007/BF00026835. 1960, 6: 645-660. As no relocation of the label was found in the control experiments and because at noon the distributions of radioactivity and vertically-migrating algae were similar, the observed results could only be explained by hypolimnetic nutrient retrieval. 3 Diel migration patterns. Small differences in depth distributions of different size classes have been found [17], but only during the day (i.e. UVR exposure reduces zooplankton survival and can induce the vertical migrations through the water col-umn that they sometimes undertake to maximize fitness as conditions change through the diel cycle (Leech & Wil- In the summer, DVM of G.semen was very clear and virtually all individuals migrated into the meta- and hypolimnion at night, irrespective of the high temperature gradient (Figure 1). J Plankton Res. (results not shown) migrated only into the metalimnion and never entered the anoxic hypolimnion. Also, vertical habitat structure in a lake does not represent discrete patches but changes over gradients, which may not be a problem as IFD models have been shown to be applicable for environmental gradients [23]. The IFD model strongly requires that habitat suitability is density dependent. Second, as estimated from the relationship between water colour and extinction coefficient for PAR in the lakes of the same region (Jones and Arvola 1984), only <0.02% of surface light reached the depth of 5 m. Thus, photosynthetic bacteria living at very low light intensity near the bottom of the lake had probably insufficient capacity to deplete SRP of the hypolimnion within one week. Johnsen GH, Jakobsen PJ: The effect of food limitation on vertical migration in Daphnia longispina. As suggested by Jones (Jones, 1991), the anoxic hypolimnion offers an excellent refuge against grazing by zooplankton, which cannot generally survive in anoxic water. As the total numbers of cells in the water column counted during day and night were well balanced, the whole population was always essentially within the sampled depth zone. Vertical profiles were integrated to calculate the total biomass per tower, which was used as the independent variable for testing density dependence. Reichwaldt ES, Wolf ID, Stibor H: The effect of different zooplankton grazing patterns resulting from diel vertical migration on phytoplankton growth and composition: a laboratory experiment. with increasing total biomass, disproportionally more Daphnia dwelled in the algal maximum. For further analysis, total biomasses (dry mass per tower) of the 34 data sets (17 dates × 2 towers) were divided into five biomass groups (0.15–0.49 g, 0.5–0.79 g, 0.8–1.8 g, 1.81–3.0 g, > 3.0 g) with approximately equal (6–7) frequencies. The rather linear initial increase in SRP in the hypolimnion of Valkea-Kotinen after the depletion of oxygen can be used to approximate the flux of SRP from the sediment to the hypolimnion of Valkea-Kotinen. In contrast to typical suspension-feeding zooplankton, flux-feeding taxa preferentially consume rapidly sinking particles that would otherwise penetrate into the deep ocean. Isolume: organisms follow a "optimum light intensity" 1. PC1 contrasts the biomass proportions at the thermocline (port 6, 2.5 m) with the proportions at ports 7 and 8, i.e. For each sampling port, numbers of Daphnia of each size class were multiplied by the mean individual mass of the size class obtained from a length-mass relationship [43] using 42 % of carbon in dry mass. In a typical DVM, organisms migrate from deep and cold waters towards the Seasonal course of Gonyostomum semen (black bars) and other phytoplankton (white bars) biomass ~2 h before solar noon and the density of the cladoceran Holopedium gibberum (grey bars on right) in Lake Valkea-Kotinen. (. In nature, individuals will have different competitive abilities, and this requires modified concepts [28]. Numerous studies have shown that this pattern is influenced by food conditions [3–5] and temperature gradient [6, 7]. Therefore, motile phytoplankton often follows DVM, where it is nearest to the surface at noon. 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