The Role of Latitude on Mating Systems in Notostraca

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, population dynamics, animal behaviour, breeding, crustaceans, growth rate

Principal Investigator: Straszynski, Elizabeth (1)
Licence Number: 10117
Organization: Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program, Trent University
Licensed Year(s): 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To examine activity and agression levels (duration and frequency), predation risk, growth patterns and population densities of the (Crustacea: Notostraca); to compare populations in Igloolik with studies in southern and northern Manitoba;

Project Description: "Tadpole shrimp" (Notostraca) occur in ponds at all latitudes in Canada. Activity and behavior show differences between the sexes. Mating behaviour shows differences between the two latitudes already tested. Studies in southern and northern Manitoba (Portage la Prairie; Churchill) will be compared with those in the eastern Northwest Territories (Igloolik).