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Hydrobiological Journal
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Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v55.i4.30
pages 26-37

Epiphyton as Bioindicator of the State of the Upper-Cascade Dnieper Reservoirs

P. D. Klochenko
Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
T. F. Shevchenko
Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine


Bioindication of the ecological state of the Kiev and Kanev reservoirs was carried out based on the indicator characteristics of epiphyton. Results of the ecological analysis have shown that benthic and planktonic-benthic organisms were represented by the largest number of species. Algal species - indicators of slowly flowing and moderately warm waters, alkaliphiles and also indifferent organisms in relation to water salinity prevailed in epiphyton of the studied reservoirs. Among diatoms - indicators of the type of nutrition, nitrogen-autotrophic taxa tolerating elevated concentrations of organically bound nitrogen were represented by the largest number of species. Eurysaprobes and β-mesosaprobionts predominated among the indicators of organic contamination, whereas eutraphentic organisms - among the indicators of the trophic state. It has been found that in the Kanev Reservoir the contribution of eutraphentic organisms, nitrogen-autotrophic taxa tolerating elevated concentrations of organically bound nitrogen, and eurysaprobes was higher than that in the Kiev Reservoir. This fact is indicative of a higher degree of contamination of the Kanev Reservoir by nutrients and organic matter.


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