Effect of food quality and quantity on the fatty acid profile of Nannopus palustris (Crustacea, Copepoda)

There is a growing concern about the ability to produce enough nutritious food to feed the global human population in this century (9 billion people question, Miller 2008, UN 2011). Therefore FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) has pointed at aquaculture as one of the most promising future source for food protein for humans. A sustainable exploitation of marine resources is however necessary in order to prevent a total collapse of marine food webs (fishing down the food web launched by Pauly, 1998). In addition, the overall functioning of marine ecosystems and the energy transfer efficiency from primary producers to top consumers is expected to be largely impacted by global change.

ISCED Categories

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0831 - Aquaculture", "0521 - Ecology