Relationships between epipelic diatom taxa (Bacillariophyceae) and nutrients in two karstic lakes in central Anatolia, Turkey

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Sivaci E. R. , Kilinc S. , Dere S.

JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, cilt.22, sa.3, ss.515-520, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02705060.2007.9664181
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.515-520


The relationship between epipelic diatom communities and 16 environmental variables from two gypsum karstic lakes in central Anatolia was explored using canonical corresondence analysis. Temperature, ammonium (NH4+), sulphate (SO42-) and calcium (Ca2+) concentrations were the most important variables related to species distribution. The genera Mastogloia, Gomphonema, Navicula, Cymbella, and Nitzschia were the richest in taxa. Diatom species associated with temperature, NH4+, SO42- and Ca2+ gradients were Mastogloia braunii, Mastogloia smithii var, lacustris, Campylodiscus clypeus, Navicula salinarum and Amphora coffeaeformis.