Spatial and temporal variation of heavy metal levels in phytoperiphyton in small streams of Northwest Russia
Komulaynen, Sergey; Mozorov, Aleksandr
The accumulation dynamics and the spatial and temporal variation of heavy metals in streams located in different regions in the Republic of Karelia (Northwestern Russia) were determined by collecting attached algal communities dominated by diatoms (Didymosphenia geminata, Gomphonema spp.), green (Zygnema spp., Mougeotia spp.) and blue-green (Stigonema mamillosum) algae. Simultaneously, a heavy metal concentration in water was studied.