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Hydrobiological Journal

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal


19 pages

Comparative Characteristics of Zooplankton of the Dnieper Tributaries

G. V. Parchuk
Institute of Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
P. D. Klochenko
Institute of Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The taxonomic composition and quantitative development of zooplankton were studied in 15 tributaries of the Dnieper river. Comparative studies on zooplankton found in different watercourses were carried out using Shannon index of species diversity and coefficients of community by Srensen and Sörensen-Czekanovski (Cekanovsky). Saprobic indices calculated in terms of the indicator species of zooplankton suggest that the majority of watercourses studied can be assigned to the β-mesosaprobic zone of pollution.