Hydrobiologia

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 73–79

Comparison of clay tile, sterilized rock, and natural substrate diatom communities in a small stream in Southeastern Michigan, USA

  • Marc L. Tuchman
  • R. Jan Stevenson
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00006564

Cite this article as:
Tuchman, M.L. & Stevenson, R.J. Hydrobiologia (1980) 75: 73. doi:10.1007/BF00006564

Abstract

Periphytic diatom communities on clay tile and sterilized rock substrates were compared with those on natural substrates. Clay tiles yielded diatom communities with the least variability between replicate samples, and the greatest similarity to the natural substrate assemblage. The advantages of utilizing introduced substrate communities and problems encountered with their simulation of the natural substrate community are discussed.

Keywords

diatoms periphyton introduced substrates colonization 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Dr. W. Junk b.v. Publishers 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc L. Tuchman
    • 1
  • R. Jan Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Great Lakes Research DivisionUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Personalised recommendations