Algological assessment of ecotonal communities in zones of industrial pollution

Algological assessment of ecotonal communities in zones of industrial pollution ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 135–139. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © M.Yu. Sharipova, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 149–153. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Algological Assessment of Ecotonal Communities in Zones of Industrial Pollution M. Yu. Sharipova Bashkir State University, ul. Frunze 32, Ufa, Bashkortostan, 450074 Russia; e-mail: Received October 6, 2005 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607020130 Key words: algal epiphyton, industrial pollution, ecotone. Aquatic ecotones have many functions, but of spe- Era-Nagos river, a right tributary of the Tanalyk River. cial significance is their buffering role and contribution Its surface area is about 20 ha; depth ranges from 0.3 to to intensification of the processes within water bodies 3 m; water transparency is 130 cm; and bottom grounds that increase their self-purification capacity. Many are silty or, in places, clayey. The water temperature in aquatic ecotones are characterized by unstable environ- the period of sampling was 23°C. Samples of algae mental parameters; high taxonomic diversity of their were collected from macrophytes (Typha latifolia, inhabitants; well-manifested “edge effect”; and sensi- Nuphar luteum, Potamogeton crispus, and Schoeno- tivity to external influences, including anthropogenic plectus lacustris) at three stations abounding Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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