Epipelic algae live freely on sediment surfaces, epipsammic algae live attached to grains in sandy sediments. Both groups may be buried by wave action and. Epipelic algae perform a range of ecosystem functions including biostabilisation of sediments, regulation of benthic–pelagic nutrient cycling. The effects of contaminated bottom sediments on the species composition, growth cycles and diversity of epipelic algal communities were determined between.

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A total of species of epipelic diatoms were identified. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. No standard methodology exists for sampling freshwater epipelon, and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a suite of currently employed methodologies. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22, The paper is not in the journal.

The ecology of freshwater epipelic algae: an update – NERC Open Research Archive

The physicochemical and epipelic algae species indicated that the water quality of the river was clean to moderate water quality. Journal of Limnology, 68, JEP Most popular papers. Gustav Fisher Verlag, Stuttgart.

Al-Mustansiriya Journal of Science, 8, Factors regulating epipelon community composition and biomass e. Although the majority of recent work qlgae epipelic algal ecology has been conducted within estuarine ecosystems, significant advances have also been made in freshwaters.

A Contribution to the Epipelic Algal Ecology in Lotic Ecosystem of Iraq

The Epipelic Communities in Temporary Ponds. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 44, International Journal of Aquatic Science, 6, in press.


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