Ecological Studies at Espirito Santo Bay—Brazil Zooplankton Communitiesby Sergio L. C. Bonecker, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Catarina R. Nogueira, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Ana C. T. Bonecker, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Marcia V. Reynier, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Abstract: Espirito Santo Bay is a coastal-tropical system, with strong water renovation cycle, which in turn adequate conditions to the development of many planktonic species (Bonecker et al., 1989). Since 1986 a program of ecological studies has been developed by the laboratories of Zooplankton and Ichthyoplankton of the Institute of Biology/UFRJ to provide information for environmental monitoring and management. This paper aims to present the composition of the spatial-temporal patterns of distribution and specific diversity of the zooplankton community related to environmental variables.
Subject Headings: Bays | Ecosystems | Laboratory tests | Sea water | Renovation | Information management | Spatial distribution
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