Limnological studies on the transboundary Turkish soda lake: Lake Aktas


Ozbay H., KILINÇ S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.17, no.6, pp.722-731, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.722-731

Abstract

Lake Aktas is a small, shallow, and turbid soda lake located between Turkey and Georgia. During the survey, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, NO(3)-N, NH(4)-N, TP, SRP, silicate, major anions (Cl(-), SO(4), HCO(3)(-), CO(3)(-)) and cations (Ca(++), Na(+), Mg(++), K(+)), total chlorophyll, phytoplankton, zooplankton and macrophytes were determined in the lake. The phytoplankton of Lake Aktas consists of Cyanophyta, Chlorophyta, Euglenophyta, Bacillariophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta and Chrysophyta, whereas that of zooplankton consists of Copepoda, Chladocera and Rotifera.