A coupled oscillator model describes normal and strange zooplankton swimming behaviour

J. Ringelberg, R. Lingeman

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    Abstract

    "Normal" swimming in marine and freshwater zooplankton is often intermittent with active upward and more passive downward displacements. In the freshwater cladoceran Daphnia, the pattern is sometimes regular enough to demonstrate the presence of a rhythm. Abnormal swimming patterns were also described. For example, large amplitude oscillations occur or animals may stay for a long time at the lighted side of a tube and then move suddenly away from light. A model, consisting of a coupled oscillator, was developed, that describes these "normal" and abnormal swimming patterns. This could be achieved by varying the strength of the coupling only
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-241
    JournalNetherlands Journal of Zoology
    Volume52
    Issue number2-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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