Diversity in Anthropogenic Environment – Permanent Puddle as a Place for Development of Diatoms
Mateusz Rybak 1  
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Teresa Noga 2  
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Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszów, ul A. Zelwerowicza 8B, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
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Department of Soil Science, Environmental Chemistry and Hydrology, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszów, ul A. Zelwerowicza 8B, 35-601 Rzeszów, Polamd
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Mateusz Rybak   

Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszów, ul A. Zelwerowicza 8B, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
Publish date: 2019-09-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2019; 20(8):165–174
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Specific conditions in urban areas favour to large species richness, these are also places prone to human pressure. As a result, many studies of aquatic habitats in urban ecosystems are carried out. The aim of the study was to investigate the diversity of diatom assemblages developing in artificial environment in relation to water chemical parameters. The study was performed on a small outflow of water in south-eastern Poland, which started in the storm sewage. Water at the studied sites was characterized by alkaline pH and low content of nutrients. The values of other chemical parameters were highly variable depending on the research season. A total of 113 taxa were identified in five research seasons and most of them prefer circumneutral and fertile habitats, with a high content of biogens and are tolerant for water pollutions. In analyzed materials aerophytic and terrestrial taxa were observed in high diversity.