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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1-3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-006-0213-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • 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
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.