Original paper

Seasonal changes of epipelic diatoms in Surgu Reservoir (Turkey)

Cetin, Ahmet; Kadri,


Epipelic diatom samples were collected between April 1997 and March 1998 in Sürgü Reservoir and a total of fifty-seven epipelic diatom taxa were recorded. Relative abundance of epipelic diatom species was found to be similar in sampling stations in the reservoir. Cyclotella species were present in all epipelic diatom samples during the sampling period with Cyclotella meneghiniana being the most abundant species. Results indicate that species richness of epipelic diatoms in summer and early autumn samples was higher than in spring and winter samples.


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