Relationships between epipelic diatom taxa (Bacillariophyceae) and nutrients in two karstic lakes in central Anatolia, Turkey

Sivaci E. R., Kilinc S., Dere S.

JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, vol.22, no.3, pp.515-520, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02705060.2007.9664181
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-520
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The relationship between epipelic diatom communities and 16 environmental variables from two gypsum karstic lakes in central Anatolia was explored using canonical corresondence analysis. Temperature, ammonium (NH4+), sulphate (SO42-) and calcium (Ca2+) concentrations were the most important variables related to species distribution. The genera Mastogloia, Gomphonema, Navicula, Cymbella, and Nitzschia were the richest in taxa. Diatom species associated with temperature, NH4+, SO42- and Ca2+ gradients were Mastogloia braunii, Mastogloia smithii var, lacustris, Campylodiscus clypeus, Navicula salinarum and Amphora coffeaeformis.