Relationships among epipelic diatom taxa, bacterial abundances and water quality in a highly polluted stream catchment, Bursa-Turkey


Dere S., Dalkiran N. , Karacaoglu D. , Elmaci A., Dulger B., Senturk E.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.112, no.1-3, pp.1-22, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-006-0213-7
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-22
  • Keywords: diatoms, bacteria, epipelic, physicochemical variables, water pollution, ST-HELENS REGION, ALGAL COMMUNITIES, MELBOURNE REGION, RIVER, URBANIZATION, DYNAMICS, AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, BASIN, USA

Abstract

Nilufer Stream is an important water source in the industrial and metropolitan city of Bursa, Turkey. The stream catchment has been influenced by high human impact. The downstream receives sewage water from households and industry, whereas the headwater of the stream has a source of high-quality drinkable water.