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Combined effects of temperature and prey (Brachionus angularis) density on life-table demography and population growth of Asplanchna brightwelli (Rotifera)

Ling Pan, Yi-Long Xi, Hong-Yuan Cao, Bin Peng and Jin-Xia Wang

Temperature (16, 20, 24 and 28 °C) affected significantly average lifespan (LS), life expectancy at hatching (e0), generation time (T), net reproductive rate (R0), intrinsic rate of population increase (rm) and population growth rate of A. brightwelli, prey (B. angularis) density (10, 20, 30 and 40 ind. ml-1) affected the values of T, R0, rm and r, and their interaction affected the values of T and r. In natural water bodies, the dynamics patterns of A. brightwelli population, and then the community structure and the functioning of ecosystems will be changed by climate changes.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 50 4 (2014) 261-268
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2014021

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