Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 110–116 | Cite as

Zooplankton as an Indicator of the State of Lake Ecosystems Polluted with Mining Wastewater in the Kola Peninsula

  • O. I. Vandysh
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Abstract

The most informative characteristics of the zooplankton-community response to the effect of industrial wastewater from mines have been determined using water bodies of the Kola Peninsula as an example. It has been demonstrated that qualitative and quantitative characteristics of zooplankton depend on the degree of industrial pollution of a water body and adequately reflect differences in the conditions of zooplankton growth between the whole water bodies and their individual parts. The role of zooplankton as an indicator has been assessed and the possibility of including it in the system of monitoring of water objects has been substantiated.

zooplankton biomass species diversity water body pollution atmospheric discharge industrial wastewater ecological state 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. I. Vandysh
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  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Ecology of the North, Kola Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia

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