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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.216 SNIP: 0.322 CiteScore™: 0.4

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v16.i3.20
pages 229-236

Seasonal Quantitative Dynamics of Periphyton Bacillariophyta on Experimental Glass Slides Exposed Monthly in a Coastal Seawater Area of the Crimea

D. S. Balycheva
A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine 2, Nakhimov Ave., Sevastopol 99011, Ukraine


Seasonal dynamics of species composition, species richness (S), abundance (N), biomass (B) of periphyton diatoms were studied using Shannon (H), Pielou (e) and Barger-Parker (DBP) indices. The experimental design included a monthly exposition of glass slides made from samples of Bacillariophyta in the Karantinnaya Bay of Sevastopol from December 2010 to January 2012; temperature in the seawater ranged from 7.5 to 22.5 °C. In total, 55 taxa (3 classes, 14 orders, 24 families, 49 genera) of Bacillariophyta were found; 11 species were dominant, 5 of them prevailed in abundance and 9 in biomass. The averages derived for the periphyton diatom community varied as follows: S − from 7 to 25, N − from 57·103 to 1229·103 cell·cm−2, B − from 0.007 to 0.353 mg·cm−2, H − from 1.4 to 3.3, and e − from 0.36 to 0.73, DBP − from 17 to 71.

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