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Title: Island-coastal and oceanic epipelagic zooplankton biodiversity in the southwestern Indian Ocean
Authors: Conway, D.V.P.
Keywords: Indian Ocean;Mascarene Plateau;Islands;Zooplankton;Dispersal;Taxonomy;Genetics;Biodiversity
Issue Date: Mar-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The oceanic Indian Ocean zooplankton species and their distributions have been well described, but the zooplankton of coastal regions, particularly around the oceanic islands, has not been well researched, either taxonomically or experimentally. The environment of the Mascarene region in the southwestern Indian Ocean and zooplankton research that has been carried out there is detailed, along with gaps in our knowledge. Suggestions are given for future research, particularly on the zooplankton species adapted to live in the fluctuating environment of inshore waters, including studies on taxonomy and biodiversity, life cycles, dispersion and genetics. Problems of carrying out taxonomic research are highlighted.
Page(s): 50-56
ISSN: 0379-5136
Appears in Collections: IJMS Vol.34(1) [March 2005]

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