Recent Submissions

  • Plankton of an acid-stressed lake (Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada). Part 1. Design and water chemistry results of an enclosure experiment 

    Collins, T. M., and P. A. Lane. 1984. "Plankton of an acid-stressed lake (Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada). Part 1. Design and water chemistry results of an enclosure experiment." Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology.
    An acid-stressed lake and its responses to acid, lime, and nutrient loadings were examined using a multiple enclosure system. An overall goal was to elucidate causal pathways at the food web level. pH was manipulated and ...
  • Plankton of an acid-stressed lake (Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada). Part. 3. Community network analysis 

    Lane, P. A., and A. C. Blouin. 1984. "Plankton of an acid-stressed lake (Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada). Part. 3. Community network analysis." Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology.
    This study illustrates how qualitative analysis can be applied to data from an acid-stressed lake and an enclosure experiment to evaluate a pelagic food web. This approach is potentially useful for assessing environmental ...
  • A food web approach to mutualism in lake communities 

    Lane, P. A.. 1985. "A food web approach to mutualism in lake communities." In <B>The Biology of mutualism : ecology and evolution</B>, 31-374. New York: Oxford University Press.
    The purpose of this chapter is to show how direct, indirect and community effects are interrelated in foodwebs using some freshwater examples from the literature. Mutualistic effects are emphasized, but they cannot be ...
  • Patchwork: Mesocosm tank studies on marine plankton patchiness 

    Balch, N., H. Price, T. Collins, and P. Lane. 1987. "Patchwork: Mesocosm tank studies on marine plankton patchiness." OCEANS '87: 929-934.
    The 10 m deep Tower Tank of the Aquatron Laboratory at Dalhousie University is a controlled-environment marine research facility which provides an experimental space scale particularly appropriate for studies in plankton ...
  • Symmetry, change, perturbation, and observing mode in natural communities 

    Lane, P.. 1986. "Symmetry, change, perturbation, and observing mode in natural communities." Ecology 67(1): 223-239.
    Like a kaleidoscope, nature presents continuously fleeting images of natural communities. It has been difficult to discern patterns of community structure in these elusive images. For both theoretical and applied considerations, ...
  • The dynamics of aquatic systems: a comparative study of the structue of four zooplankton communities 

    Lane, P. A.. 1975. "The dynamics of aquatic systems: a comparative study of the structue of four zooplankton communities." Ecol.Monogr. 45(4): 307-336.
    This study compares the structure of the limnetic zooplankton communities of 4 very different lakes ranging from an oligotrophic Great Lake to a small dystrophic reservoir. Only filter feeding cladocerans and calanoid ...
  • Food web models of a marine plankton community network: An experimental mesocosm approach 

    Lane, P. A., and T. M. Collins. 1985. "Food web models of a marine plankton community network: An experimental mesocosm approach." Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology 94(1-3): 41-70.
    Loop analysis, a qualitative network technique, was used to model plankton communities in the Dalhousie Tower Tank. It is a large (117 m super(3)), land-based mesocosm divided into two columns. Several technical problems ...
  • Qualitative analysis of the pelagic foodwebs of three acid-impacted lakes in Nova Scotia, Canada 

    Lane, P. A., and A. Blouin. 1985. "Qualitative analysis of the pelagic foodwebs of three acid-impacted lakes in Nova Scotia, Canada." Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie.Berlin 70(2): 203-220.
    Loop analysis is a qualitative network technique which is useful for delineating pelagic foodwebs and for predicting production relationships. Loop models were fitted to data sets for three lakes in Kejimkujik National ...
  • Phytoplankton Species and Abundance in Response to Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Mesocosms 

    OVIATT, C., P. LANE, F. FRENCH, and P. DONAGHAY. 1989. "Phytoplankton Species and Abundance in Response to Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Mesocosms." Journal of Plankton Research 11(6): 1223-1244.
    No abstract available.
  • Fish Versus Zooplankton Predation in Lakes - Reply 

    LANE, PA. 1981. "Fish Versus Zooplankton Predation in Lakes - Reply." Nature 292(5825): 780-780.
    No abstract available.
  • Evolutionary Strategy of Mimicry 

    LANE, PA. 1977. "Evolutionary Strategy of Mimicry." American Biology Teacher 39(4): 214-&.
    No abstract available.
  • Vertebrate and invertebrate predation intensity on freshwater zooplankton communities 

    Lane, P. A.. 1979. "Vertebrate and invertebrate predation intensity on freshwater zooplankton communities." Nature, 280(5721), 391-393, (1979).
    Predation rates and pathways were determined for the dominant vertebrate and invertebrate plankton-feeders in Gull Lake, Michigan by a fluorescent dye technique. This is the first in situ evaluation of both types of predation ...
  • Measuring invertebrate predation in situ on zooplankton assemblages 

    Lane, P. A., MJ Klug, and L. Louden. 1976. "Measuring invertebrate predation in situ on zooplankton assemblages." Trans.Am.Microsc.Soc. 95(2): 143-155.
    A new technique is described to determine in situ invertebrate predation on zooplankton assemblages. The method involves staining the prey animals with fluorescent dye, acridine orange, and releasing them into a grazing ...
  • Zooplankton niches and the community structure controversy 

    Lane, P. A.. 1978. "Zooplankton niches and the community structure controversy." Science (Wash.), 200(4340), 458-461, (1978).
    The author criticises a recent report in which Makarewicz and Likens interpret the results of their study of the zooplankton community in Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, as supporting the individualistic concept of natural ...
  • Comparison of plankton-water chemistry relationships in three acid stressed lakes in Nova Scotia, Canada 

    Blouin, A. C., P. A. Lane, T. M. Collins, and J. J. Kerekes. 1984. "Comparison of plankton-water chemistry relationships in three acid stressed lakes in Nova Scotia, Canada." Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie.Berlin 69(6): 819-841.
    A field program was conducted in 1980 and 1981 on three lakes in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, to study plankton-water chemistry relationships in a region of potential acid precipitation stress. Among lake and ...
  • The dynamics of aquatic systems. 2. The effects of nutrient enrichment on model plankton communities 

    Lane, P., and R. Levins. 1977. "The dynamics of aquatic systems. 2. The effects of nutrient enrichment on model plankton communities." Limnol.Oceanogr., 22(3), 454-471, (1977).
    When results of laboratory experiments on the effects of nutrient enrichment of algal cultures are extrapolated to field conditions, the predictions of the experiments are seldom fulfilled, because the behavior of a species ...