Influence of Abiotic Factors on Species Spectrum of Zoopleuston in Different Types of Peatlands
Wojciech Płaska, Monika Tarkowska-Kukuryk
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Department of Hydrobiology, University of Life Sciences,
Dobrzańskiego 37, 20-262 Lublin, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(2):441–447
This study aimed to determine the species spectrum and abundance of zoopleuston in five small water bodies in different types of peatlands in Roztocze National Park in 2012. The highest number of taxa and density occurred in transitional bogs. The results of DCA analysis showed distinct grouping of zoopleuston communities, depending on bog type. The studied group of organisms had a strong gradient depending on the bog type correlated with the concentration of chlorophyll-a, suspension, and concentrations of inorganic nutrients in the habitat.