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Structural changes of the phytoplankton and epiphyton in an urban hypereutrophic reservoir

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Lucineide Maria Santana [1] ; Carla Ferragut [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Instituto de Botânica. Programa de Pós-graduação em Biodiversidade Vegetal e Meio Ambiente - Brasil
[2] Instituto de Botânica. Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ecologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Limnol. Bras.; v. 28, 2016-12-19.

Abstract: Aim This study evaluated the temporal changes of phytoplankton and epiphyton structure and their relationships with limnological factors in an urban hypereutrophic reservoir (Rasgão Reservoir, Brazil). Methods We collected water sample and phytoplankton in different depths at two sites (dam and near tributary input) in summer and winter 2010. Epiphyton on Salvinia spp. was sampled only at site near the tributary input. We determined limnological variables and structural attributes (species composition, density, biovolume, descriptors species, diversity) for both communities. Results Phytoplankton density and epiphyton density and biovolume were higher in the winter (dry season), which occurred the higher nutrient concentrations and lower water flow. Chlorophyceae was dominant in the phytoplankton in both period and Cyanobacteria was the second most abundant class in the winter. In the epiphyton, Bacillariophyceae was dominant in the summer and Cyanobacteria in the winter. The increase in light availability and water flow can have provided high species richness and diversity in the summer. Conclusion Temporal changes in the structure of phytoplankton and epiphyton on Salvinia were more related to increased nutrients availability (nitrogen and phosphorus) and flow variations in a hypereutrophic reservoir. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/24000-4 - Evaluation of spatial and seasonal phytoplankton community structure and phycoperiphyton reservoirs of different trophic states (Tietê River sub-basin, São Paulo, SP)
Grantee:Lucineide Maria Santana
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate