Large Zooplankton N, Small Zooplankton N

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    Large Zooplankton N

    Total biomass of nitrogen in large zooplankton animals. With only small and large zooplankton categories resolved, small zooplankton represents the biomass of unicellular fast growing animals (protozoans) and large zooplankton represents the biomass of all other animals (metazoans). All zooplankton have a C:N:P ratio of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus of a population with a biomass Z is given by: 1/16 31/14 Z and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 Z.

    Small Zooplankton N

    Total biomass of nitrogen in small zooplankton animals. With only small and large zooplankton categories resolved, small zooplankton represents the biomass of unicellular fast growing animals (protozoans) and large zooplankton represents the biomass of all other animals (metazoans). All zooplankton have a C:N:P ratio of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus of a population with a biomass Z is given by: 1/16 31/14 Z and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 Z.