Hydrobiologia

, Volume 576, Issue 1, pp 83–93

Changes in the biota of Chany Lake along a salinity gradient

  • Laura M. Kipriyanova
  • Nadezhda I. Yermolaeva
  • Dmitry M. Bezmaternykh
  • Serafima Ya. Dvurechenskaya
  • Elena Yu. Mitrofanova
Saline Water

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0295-9

Cite this article as:
Kipriyanova, L.M., Yermolaeva, N.I., Bezmaternykh, D.M. et al. Hydrobiologia (2007) 576: 83. doi:10.1007/s10750-006-0295-9

Abstract

Relationships among salinity and diversity, abundance, biomass of major biological components of Chany Lake (western Siberia, Russia) are examined across a salinity gradient. As salinity increased from 0.8 to 6.4 g l−1, the species richness of aquatic vascular plants decreased from 16 to 2 species, of phytoplankton from 98 to 52 species, and of zooplankton from 61 to 16 species, but changes in species diversity of zoobenthos were negligible.

Keywords

Chany LakeSalinity gradientPhytoplanktonMacrophytesZooplanktonZoobenthos

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura M. Kipriyanova
    • 1
  • Nadezhda I. Yermolaeva
    • 1
  • Dmitry M. Bezmaternykh
    • 1
  • Serafima Ya. Dvurechenskaya
    • 1
  • Elena Yu. Mitrofanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Water and Environmental ProblemsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWEP SB RAS)NovosibirskRussia