Luc Brendonck, Lizaan de Necker, Trevor Dube, Tatenda Dalu, Kay Van Damme, Tom Pinceel, Tamuka Nhiwatiwa

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Despite their key role in supporting important ecosystem functions in tropical wetlands, explorative and taxonomical studies on tropical zooplankton are still limited. This obstructs accurate comparisons between biogeographical regions and different wetland types. With this review, we integrated current knowledge on patterns of species richness and endemicity across (sub)tropical biogeographical regions and summarized the most important characteristics of the ecology, life history and conservation aspects of rotifer, cladoceran, copepod, and ostracod zooplankton groups. This first effort toward a complete review of zooplankton at the scale of the tropical regions will seed future studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Ecology to Conservation Management
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9780128223628
ISBN (Print)9780128223635
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • (sub)tropics
  • biogeography
  • conservation
  • ecology
  • life history
  • systematics
  • Zooplankton


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