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Title: Diatom assemblages in Portuguese temporary rivers
Authors: Novais, Maria Helena
Morais, Manuela
Hoffmann, Lucien
Ector, Luc
Keywords: diatoms
ecological preferences
environmental parameters
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: TEMPRIV2012 International Conference on Temporay Rivers
Citation: NOVAIS M. H., M. M. MORAIS, L. HOFFMANN & L. ECTOR, 2012 – Diatom assemblages in Portuguese temporary rivers. TEMPRIV 2012 – International Conference on Temporary Rivers: Ecohydrology and Ecological Quality in Temporary River, September 12-14, 2012, Évora, Portugal.
Abstract: During a survey of benthic diatoms in watercourses from Portugal in spring and summer 2006 and 2007, 76 sites in temporary streams (according to the National Water Institute classification) have been studied. These streams belong to the Ribeiras do Algarve (10 sites), Guadiana (19 sites), Mira (7 sites), Sado (16 sites), Tejo (20 sites), and Douro (4 sites) watersheds. Among these 76 sites, the National Water Institute classified only 48 as reference sites, and only these were therefore considered in the statistical analysis performed. A total of 276 diatom taxa have been identified in the 48 reference sites, from which 112 were present in abundance above 2% in at least one inventory. The most frequent taxa, present in more than 50% of the studied sites, were Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki, Amphora pediculus (Kützing) Grunow, Cocconeis euglypta Ehrenberg, Eolimna minima (Grunow) Lange-Bertalot, Gomphonema parvulum Kützing, G. rosenstockianum Lange-Bertalot & E. Reichardt, Navicula gregaria Donkin, N. veneta Kützing, Nitzschia inconspicua Grunow and Planothidium frequentissimum (Lange-Bertalot) Lange-Bertalot. These are neutrophilous to alcaliphilous, mesosaprobous to -meso-saprobous, eutraphentic to indifferent taxa. Furthermore, a multivariate analysis relating diatom assemblages with environmental parameters is presented and the ecological preferences of not yet well known taxa, such as G. rosenstockianum, are provided.
Type: lecture
Appears in Collections:CGE - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Internacionais
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