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dc.contributor.advisorDavies, Ronald W.
dc.contributor.authorBrook, Heather Jane
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:07:34Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:07:34Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationBrook, H. J. (1994). Population dynamics and comparative ecophysiology of two intertidal Isopods, Gnorimosphaeroma luteum and G. oregonense (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15917en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612031810en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30443
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 150-162.en
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the population dynamics, life history tactics and ecophysiology of two intertidal, marine isopods Gnorimosphaeroma luteum and G. oregonense were examined. Seasonal occurrence of different sexual stages in the field, sexual dimorphism between sexes (males larger than females) and laboratory studies provide corroborative evidence that both species are protogynous. Laboratory reared mature females hatched their brood and moulted as immature males a variable number (1-3) of times before moulting to mature males. Sex change may be facultative in both species, because small immature males occurred in field populations and some laboratory-reared juveniles developed directly into males and did not undergo sex change. Social mediation of sex change may also occur in both species. Although there were significant differences in energetic values, consumption, absorbtion, total lipid content and resting respiration rates among sexual stages within G. luteum and G. oregonense, patterns of allocation among sexual stages between species were similar.
dc.format.extentxv, 162 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccQL 444 M34 B76 1994en
dc.subject.lcshIsopoda - Reproduction
dc.subject.lcshIsopoda - Ecophysiology
dc.subject.lcshPopulation biology
dc.titlePopulation dynamics and comparative ecophysiology of two intertidal Isopods, Gnorimosphaeroma luteum and G. oregonense
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15917
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineBiological Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccQL 444 M34 B76 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 964 520538274


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.