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Table 4 Comparison of the slope ( a ) of NBSS ( Y = aX + b ) on the mesozooplankton community at various locations

From: Spatial and temporal changes in zooplankton abundance, biovolume, and size spectra in the neighboring waters of Japan: analyses using an optical plankton counter

Location/region Unit Size range (mm) Slope References
Chile, cold nutrient-rich conditions Carbon 0.7 to 210 −0.44 Iriarte and González (2004)
Gulf of St. Lawrence (open water) Biovolume 0.25 to 2 −0.47 Herman and Harvey (2006)
Barents Sea Biovolume 0.25 to 14 −0.63 Basedow et al. (2010)
NW Mediterranean (protected area) Wet weight 20 to 1,200 −0.65 Macpherson et al. (2002)
Bay of Biscay (oceanic stations) Carbon 0.27 to 1.7 −0.71 to −0.64 Sourisseau and Carlotti (2006)
Tasman Sea Biovolume 0.11 to 3.3 −0.69 Baird et al. (2008)
Unshant Tidal Front (stratified side/offshore) Carbon 0.5 to 5 −0.73 Schultes et al. (2013)
Brazilian Continental Shelf (Oceanic Stations) Biovolume 0.1 to 5 −0.86 Marcolin et al. (2013)
Chukchi Sea (less productive) Biovolume 0.25 to 5 −0.86 Matsuno et al. (2012)
Gulf of St. Lawrence (estuary) Biovolume 0.25 to 2 −0.90 Herman and Harvey (2006)
Western Antarctic Peninsula (fall) Biovolume 0.25 to 14 −0.92 Zhou et al. (2009)
Chile-El Nino, oligotrophic conditions Carbon 0.7 to 210 −0.93 (Iriarte and González 2004)
Coral Sea Biovolume 0.11 to 3.3 −0.97 Baird et al. (2008)
Southwest Coral Sea Wet weight 0.25 to 2.5 −1.00 Suthers et al. (2006)
Bay of Biscay (coastal stations) Carbon 0.27 to 1.7 −1.05 to −0.91 Sourisseau and Carlotti (2006)
NW Mediterranean (unprotected area) Wet weight 20 to 1,200 −1.04 Macpherson et al. (2002)
Scotia Sea (spring) Carbon Small phyto to large schyphomedusae −1.09 Tarling et al. (2012)
North Iberian Shelf Carbon 0.25 to 17 −1.11 Nogueira et al. (2004)
Chukchi Sea (more productive) Biovolume 0.25 to 5 −1.11 Matsuno et al. (2012)
North Pacific Ocean Carbon 0.18 to 4.0 −1.13 Rodriguez and Mullin (1986)
Northwest Atlantic Ocean Carbon 0.07 to 8.0 −1.14 Quinones et al. (2003)
Ushant Tidal Front (mixed side/nearshore) Carbon 0.5 to 5 −1.15 Schultes et al. (2013)
Brazilian Continental Shelf (Coastal Stations and Abrolhos Bank) Biovolume 0.1 to 5 −1.25 Marcolin et al. (2013)
California Current Carbon 0.2 to 3.3 −1.43 Huntley et al. (1995)
Ushant Tidal Front (mixed side/near) Carbon 0.5 to 5 −1.76 Schultes et al. (2013)
Western Antarctic Peninsula (summer) Biovolume 0.25 to 14 −1.8 Zhou et al. (2009)
Australian Estuary Wet weight 0.25 to 1.6 −1.89 Moore and Suthers (2006)
California Bight Biovolume 0.025 to 4.0 −2.30 Napp et al. (1993)
NW Pacific (group A) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −1.18 This study
NW Pacific (group B1) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −1.11 This study
NW Pacific (group B2) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −1.19 This study
NW Pacific (group B3) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −1.16 This study
NW Pacific (group C) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −0.90 This study
NW Pacific (group D) Biovolume 0.50 to 5.00 −1.24 This study