Effect of substrate change on macrozoobenthos structure

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dc.contributor.author Mimier, Daria
dc.contributor.author Żbikowski, Janusz
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T12:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T12:22:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-30
dc.identifier.citation Ecological Questions, Vol. 27, pp. 109-118
dc.identifier.issn 1644-7298
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/EQ.2017.032
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5261
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to determine the impact of the increase in the organic matter content in the bottom sediments on the benthic fauna structure. The research was carried out in a strongly rheolimnic the Włocławek Dam Reservoir (Poland). The samples were taken on eight dates from March 1988 to February 1989. The sampling sites were located at the following depths: 1 m, 2 m, 5 m, 8 m and 10 m. The organic matter content in the bottom sediments increased with depth from 0.6% at a depth of 1 m to 13.2% at a 10 m depth. To a depth of 8 m, the bottom fauna was relatively rich in quality. The significant decline in the diversity and, above all, the number of taxa of the macrozoobenthos groups, only at a depth of 10 m were found. In turn, the abundance (density and biomass) of the bottom fauna increased with depth of the site. The analysis of the increase in Oligochaeta abundance with depth suggests that at the level of about 4% of the organic matter content in the bottom sediments, the food conditions are no longer a factor limiting the Oligochaeta occurrence.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject benthic fauna
dc.subject bottom sediments
dc.subject abiotic environment
dc.subject shore zone
dc.title Effect of substrate change on macrozoobenthos structure
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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