Title

Recovery assessment of hydrologically related aquatic habitats using diatom community responses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

International Journal on Algae

Abstract

Andalusia Farm is an important cultural center with little anthropogenic alteration for the last three decades. No reports have been made on its algal composition. The physical, chemical, and algal communities from Andalusia Farm's three aquatic environments (pond, creek, and wetland) were analyzed. Drought affected the wetland and creek over the course of the study. Dry sediment samples from the creek and wetland were assessed in a unique way. Diatoms dominated all environments, and high nutrient taxa were observed in the pond, creek, and wetland. This study presented an opportunity to join nutrient transition in the environment with temperature-related changes as an additive effect on the diatom community. Data from this study is the first report on algal biodiversity at the farm and on the comparison of trophic diatom indicator development for hydrologically connected aquatic habitats.

Department

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

2

First Page

103

Last Page

120

Comments

© Begell House Inc., 2013.

DOI

10.1615/InterJAlgae.v15.i2.10

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