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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
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10 Apr 2014
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This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
Microzooplankton functional responses in the lab and in the field
S. F. Sailley2,1 and E. T. Buitenhuis3 1Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
2Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK
3Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Abstract. We present a collection of data relating to microzooplankton physiological traits collected from the literature. We define microzooplankton as unicellular zooplankton (protozoans). The collected data mostly relates to grazing rates collected either in the field or through laboratory experiments. There is an equal number of grazing and growth rate measured through laboratory experiments and a smaller number of Gross Growth Efficiency (GGE), respiration and egestion values. Although the collected data showed inconsistencies in units, or gaps in knowledge of microzooplankton (e.g. effect of prey nutrient content, combined measurement of grazing and growth), they also contained information on microzooplankton functional response, and how some external factors affect them (e.g. prey concentration, prey offered, temperature).

Link to the repository: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.820368 and doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.826106. Note that the sum of all data sets differs from the present data compilations which provides harmonized units and temperature adjusted metabolic. Within the repository there is a link to the "raw" dataset.

Citation: Sailley, S. F. and Buitenhuis, E. T.: Microzooplankton functional responses in the lab and in the field, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 149-167,, 2014.
S. F. Sailley and E. T. Buitenhuis
S. F. Sailley and E. T. Buitenhuis


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