Zooplankton ID Guide Project

This project involves the development of an online resource for the purpose of efficient identification of zooplankton samples for other UCD research endeavors such as the ARC Project, the Suisun Ponds Project, and the Complete Marsh Project.

Zooplankton are important in aquatic ecosystems because they facilitate energy transport between primary producers (e.g. phytoplankton) and higher trophic levels (e.g. planktivorous fishes). Our zooplankton studies aim to inform how physical factors in estuarine environments affect zooplankton distribution and abundance.

This guide:

-provides a standardized method of quantifying zooplankton

-minimizes in-person training time

-is user-friendly and is frequently optimized based on feedback

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