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Zooplankton

The ECN protocol for crustacean zooplankton (FZP)
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FZP

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The crustacean zooplankton which dominate the open water of lakes form an important link in the food chain between phytoplankton and fish.  Most lakes contain a few species from a small number of genera but marked changes in species composition can occur when there is a progressive change in the trophic status.

Species presence and abundance are determined through fortnightly sampling at lake sites only.

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July

Our field activities

JULY

At terrestrial sites during July we continue with evening bat monitoring started in June, but bird surveying is complete. We also survey grazing animals this month, using a dropping count method. At freshwater sites we sample larger invertebrates. Of course, there's also a suite of year-round measurements to be made!

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Sampling in Windermere