A summary of Copepoda: synthesis, trends, and ecological impacts

Vinod Vakati, Juan Manuel Fuentes-Reinés, Pengbin Wang, Jun Wang, Steven Dodsworth

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Copepoda are one of the most significant animal groups present in aquatic ecosystems. Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and biotechnologists continue to test new methods to study the application of Copepoda as model organisms in various fields of pure and applied science, from evolution and ecology to aquaculture as live feed, as biological control of mosquito larvae, as biological indicators of water and sediment quality, in environmental monitoring and as a source of protein in the food industry. This paper reviews the current progress and trends within copepod research from a number of different perspectives. We emphasize the importance of Copepoda and the necessity of strengthening research on various topics related to copepod biology, some of which are of great significance to local sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1050-1072
JournalJournal of Oceanology and Limnology
Issue number3
Early online date1 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2023


  • bioindicators
  • aquaculture
  • pollutants
  • eutrophication
  • nutrition
  • halotolerance

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