Water Resources

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 89–97 | Cite as

Effect of Anthropogenic Pollution on Macrozoobenthos Structure in Barnaulka River (Upper Ob Basin)

  • D. M. BezmaternykhEmail author
Water Quality and Protection: Environmental Aspects


The effect of anthropogenic pollution on the structure of benthic animal communities in the Barnaulka R. (Ob tributary) has been studied. Statistical analysis was used to assess the effect of habitat factors on macrozoobenthos structure. The structure characteristics of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and the bioindication indices calculated from them are shown to depend on the hydrophysical and hydrochemical characteristics of water and bottom sediments.


anthropogenic pollution water quality zoobenthos bioindication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBarnaulRussia

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