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An investigation of periphyton community composition: comparisons along the longitudinal gradient of a lotic ecosystem.

dc.contributor.authorTury, Shanna Fawnen_US
dc.coverage.spatialPlatte Riveren_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:05:37Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:05:37Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54854
dc.description.abstractDifferences in periphyton community composition were examined along the longitudinal gradient of a lotic ecosystem. Various species of benthic algae were utilized as water quality indicators to determine the impact of point source disturbances along the river. Cultural eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems is a prevalent problem and can be monitored biologically with algae. Since algae are constant residents in stream habitats, they are representative of current environmental conditions. This study suggests that the river investigated may be slightly eutrophic due to effluent disturbances caused by a fish hatchery and a sewage outflow. The presence of particular indicator species along the gradient were important in the development of this assumption. Our investigation further reinforces the fact that a balance needs to be established between the natural integrity of the aquatic ecosystem and the anthropogenic impacts imposed by humans.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectPhycologyen_US
dc.subject.otherPOPULATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherSIZEen_US
dc.subject.otherNUTRIENTSen_US
dc.subject.otherNITROGENen_US
dc.subject.otherPHOSPHORUSen_US
dc.subject.otherBENTHICen_US
dc.subject.otherALGAEen_US
dc.subject.otherARTIFICIALen_US
dc.subject.otherSUBSTRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherPERIPHYTONen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of periphyton community composition: comparisons along the longitudinal gradient of a lotic ecosystem.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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