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Nutrient cycling by omnivorous fish in reservoirs along a productivity gradient

Karen Anne Sigler

Nutrient cycling by omnivorous fish in reservoirs along a productivity gradient

by Karen Anne Sigler

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gizzard shad -- Food,
  • Reservoir ecology

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    Statementby Karen Anne Sigler
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 66 leaves :
    Number of Pages66
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15362576M

    Alternatively, nutrient cycling through the breakdown of carcasses may be faster in Na‐poor environments due to increased scavenging in pursuit of salt. The majority of research has been on invertebrate omnivores, but these principles should also hold for vertebrates (e.g. Vulla et al., ). A nutrient cycle (or ecological recycling) is the movement and exchange of organic and inorganic matter back into the production of matter. Energy flow is a unidirectional and noncyclic pathway, whereas the movement of mineral nutrients is cyclic. Mineral cycles include the carbon cycle, sulfur cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle, phosphorus cycle, oxygen cycle, among others that continually.

    Freshwater ecosystems consist of entire drainage basins as water moves from land and in groundwater runoff to stream and river channels, and to recipient lakes or reservoirs. The nutrient and organic matter content of drainage water from the catchment area is modified in each of the terrestrial soil, stream, and wetland–littoral components as water moves downgradient to and within the lake. FISH NUTRITION 5 Major nutrients • Protein • Carbohydrates • Fats • Vitamins • Minerals Given its genetical constitution and environment, rapid growth in fish, as in man, is ensured by a balanced diet. In aquaculture, this hinges on proper feed and feeding techniques. The farmer's dilemma therefore is.

    Watershed land use and productivity. Reservoirs of eastern North America reside in watersheds that span a gradient of land is illustrated by our study reservoirs and water-sheds in Ohio, which lie along a gradient from forest-dominated to agriculture-dominated land use (figure 4). Across these reservoirs,indicators ofecosystem productivity. Marine-derived Nutrients: Nutrients acquired by an anadromous fish and deposited in a freshwater or terrestrial ecosystem when that fish dies. Nitrogen isotope: A stable, non-radioactive, rare isotope of Nitrogen containing 8 neutrons instead of 7. It is more common in marine environments that freshwater or terrestrial habitats.


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Nutrient cycling by omnivorous fish in reservoirs along a productivity gradient by Karen Anne Sigler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cross-habitat transport of nutrients by omnivorous fish along a productivity gradient: Integrating watersheds and reservoir food webs.

In: Polis, G. A., M. Power and G. Huxel, eds. Food webs at the landscape level. University of Chicago Press. Impacts of gizzard shad on reservoir ecosystems along a gradient of productivity. Gizzard shad can strongly influence various components of reservoir ecosystems, including nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish.

In this section we discuss these effects and explore how they may vary with overall reservoir by: Karen A. Sigler. Biologist. B.S. University of Kansas, Environmental Science M.S.

Miami University, Zoology. [email protected] Research Interests The goal of my Master’s research was to explore the role of an omnivorous fish, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), in nutrient cycling in 3 Ohio reservoirs of varying productivity.

We quantified nitrogen and phosphorus cycling (excretion) rates of gizzard shad, as well as nutrient demand by phytoplankton, in seven lakes over a four‐year period (16 lake‐years).

The lakes span a gradient of watershed land use (the relative amounts of land used for agriculture vs. forest) and by: explicitly quantified the importance of nutrient cycling by a particular species along environmental gradients such as productivity or ecosystem size.

The gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum; see Plate 1) is an omnivorous fish that can be important in nutrient cycling, partic ularly in certain reservoir ecosystems in eastern North America (Vanni.

explicitly quantified the importance of nutrient cycling by a particular species along environmental gradients such as productivity or ecosystem size.

The gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum; see Plate 1) is an omnivorous fish that can be important in nutrient cycling, partic-ularly in certain reservoir ecosystems in eastern North.

reservoirs, ranging broadly in agricultural catchment land use/cover, for 3 years. We hypothesized that HGM features mediate the bottom-up effects of land use/cover on reservoir productivity, chlorophyll a, zooplankton, and recruitment of gizzard shad, an omnivorous fish species common throughout southeastern U.S.

reservoirs and. Physicochemical features at multiple spatial scales (e.g., watershed, embayment, and habitat) can be important for fish community structure [1–3].Variability in nutrient inputs, hydrology, and morphometry among and within aquatic ecosystems can shape fish communities [1, 4–6].In turn, fish community structure influences ecosystem function, such as energy transfer and nutrient cycling [7.

Food web subsidies at the land-water ecotone \/ M. Jake Vander Zanden and Diane M. Sanzone ; Subsidized predation along river shores affects terrestrial herbivore and plant success \/ Joh R.

Henschel ; Trophic flows from water to land: marine input affects food webs of islands and coastal ecosystems worldwide \/ Gary A.

Polis, Francisco. Linking landscapes and food webs: Interactive effects of omnivorous fish and watersheds on reservoir ecosystems along a gradient of productivity.

BioScience Nutrient cycling by omnivorous fish supports an increasing proportion of lake primary production as ecosystem productivity increases. Ecology Stein, R.A. Phytoplankton primary production and photosynthetic parameters in reservoirs along a gradient of watershed land use.

Limnol. landscapes and food webs: effects of omnivorous fish and watersheds on reservoir ecosystems. and the stoichiometry of nutrient cycling by a dominant fish species in lakes of varying productivity. Shallow lakes are dominated by small omnivorous fish, but the roles of these small fish in aquatic ecosystems are not well-known.

A small omnivorous bitterling (Acheilognathus macropterus) has been found to be dominant after lake restoration in shallow lakes. We conducted a mesocosm experiment to examine the effects of bitterling on water quality and plankton communities.

Animals can be important in nutrient cycling in particular ecosystems, but few studies have examined how this importance varies along environmental gradients. In this study we quantified the nutrient cycling role of an abundant detritivorous fish species, the gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), in reservoir ecosystems along a gradient of.

Nutrient cycles (ESGBC) A nutrient cycle refers to the movement and exchange of organic and inorganic matter back into the production of living matter. The process is regulated by the food web pathways previously presented, which decompose organic matter into inorganic nutrients.

Nutrient cycles occur within ecosystems. This widespread and abundant omnivorous fish has many impacts on reservoir ecosystems, including negative effects on water quality via nutrient cycling and on fisheries via competition with sportfish.

Mitigating the global expansion of cyanobacterial harmful blooms (CyanoHABs) is a major challenge facing researchers and resource managers.

A variety of traditional (e.g., nutrient load reduction) and experimental (e.g., artificial mixing and flushing, omnivorous fish removal) approaches have been used to reduce bloom occurrences. In this study we quantified the nutrient cycling role of an abundant detritivorous fish species, the gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), in reservoir ecosystems along a gradient of ecosystem.

Cross-Habitat Transport of Nutrients by Omnivorous Fish along a Productivity Gradient: Integrating Watersheds and Reservoir Food Webs Michael J. Vanni and Jenifer L. Headworth 5. Bottom-Up/Top-Down Determination of Rocky Intertidal Shorescape Dynamics Bruce A.

Menge 6. Allochthonous Nutrient and Food Inputs: Consequences for Temporal Stability. The loss of nutrients from an ecosystem is typically undesirable because it lowers ecosystem productivity and the diversity of organisms that can be sustained by the ecosystem.

Many human activities, such as logging and farming, have been correlated with increased nutrient loss. Fig. Nutrient cycle and energy flow in pig-grass-fish integration (- - - - -: fish—pig) (: pig—grass—fish) Ecological Efficiency.

Utilization efficiency of light energy. The productivity of photosynthesis depends on the amount of light that, in turn, depends on light intensity and photoperiod. In this study we quantified the nutrient cycling role of an abundant detritivorous fish species, the gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), in reservoir ecosystems along a gradient of ecosystem Title: Field Service Engineer - Electron .Cross-habitat transport of nutrients by omnivorous fish along a productivity gradient, integrating watersheds and reservoir food webs.

In ‘Food Webs at the Landscape Level’. (Eds G. A. Polis, M. E. Power and G. R. Huxel.) pp. 43–Biosphere, relatively thin life-supporting stratum of Earth’s surface, extending from a few kilometers into the atmosphere to the deep-sea vents of the ocean. The biosphere is a global ecosystem composed of living organisms (biota) and the abiotic (nonliving) factors from which they derive energy and nutrients.