Seasonal changes in zooplankton communities in the re-flooded Mesopotamian wetlands, Iraq
作者: Salman D. SalmanMohammed F. AbbasAbdul-Husein M. GhaziHuda K. AhmedAnfas N. AkashAli A.Z. DouabulBarry G. WarnerTaro Asada
作者单位: 1Department of Marine Biology, Marine Science Centre , University of Basrah , Basrah , Iraq
2Department of Marine Environmental Chemistry, Marine Science Centre , University of Basrah , Basrah , Iraq
3Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo , Waterloo , Canada
刊名: Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 2014, Vol.29 (3), pp.397-412
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2014.907547
关键词: Cladocerare-floodingMesopotamian wetlandsRotiferazooplanktonJaccard's similarity index
原始语种摘要: Non-directional re-flooding of the wetlands in southern Iraq, which were extensively drained during the 1990s, started in 2003. The change in species composition and abundance of rotifer and cladoceran communities together with their abiotic environment were studied for 15 months in the re-flooded wetlands. The re-flooded wetlands were characterized by higher salinity than typical freshwater inland marshes, and some rotifer and cladoceran species were characteristic of the saline, post-re-flooding environment. The changes in species composition and abundance of rotifers were mostly seasonal, demonstrated by the cyclic changes in principal component analysis and their positive relationships to water temperature. Al-Huwaiza Marsh is distinguished from the other two marshes (Central and...
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影响因子:0.394 (2012)

  • zooplankton 浮游动物
  • flooded 浸没的