Climate effects on zooplankton biomasses in a coastal Baltic Sea area
2010 (English)In: Boreal environment research, ISSN 1239-6095, Vol. 15, no 3, 370-374 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To evaluate if climate influence zooplankton densities and dynamics in a coastal Baltic Sea area, we performed statistical analyses of two 12-13-year-long data series. The winter (December March) North Atlantic Oscillation index (NAO) was used as the independent variable and monthly biomasses of seven groups of zooplankton as the dependent variables. Most of the statistically significant correlations were obtained for the spring-early-summer period and they all indicate higher zooplankton biomasses after winters with high NAO values (mild winters). This supports results from other Baltic Sea studies, indicating that winter/spring climate is important to the early summer zooplankton community.
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2010. Vol. 15, no 3, 370-374 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-49902ISI: 000279446100007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-49902DiVA: diva2:380427
authorCount :32010-12-212010-12-202010-12-21Bibliographically approved