Studies were carried out in September 2007 at a set of stations called RIVERS located on two tributaries of the Narew River, and six stations on the tributaries of the Supraśl River. Concurrently, rotifers were sampled at nine stations of the River Rudnia (called RUDNIA). The aim of the research was the verification of the hypothesis on the uniforming effect of the river drift on rotifer communities inhabiting aquatic vegetation. The total numbers of all monogonont species inhabiting aquatic vegetation of RUDNIA and RIVERS were 83 and 107, respectively. The percentage similarity of rotifer communities from aquatic vegetation and river current at the same stations was relatively low and only slightly higher in RIVERS (21.7%) than RUDNIA (17.1%), which suggests that species composition of communities of epiphytic rotifer fauna has a rather low impact on species structure of rotifer communities in water drift. The set of individuals of different species carried with the water current was random and various at different stations. Although the percentage similarity of rotifer communities in the river drift calculated for all possible pairs of the stations was relatively lower in RIVERS than in RUDNIA, it was not reflected in the similarity of epiphytic rotifer communities, which were similar in both sets of stations. Thus, the hypothesis cannot be confirmed by the results of this research.
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In several water bodies of the Dnipro river Basin, parasitological studies of the representatives of main taxonomic groups of freshwater zooplankton (Rotifera, Copepoda and Cladocera) were conducted. Altogether 22 species of different taxonomic groups (bacteria, flagellates, algae, fungi, ciliates, etc.) of symbionts of zooplankters were found. The dataon the symbiofauna of zooplankters and on the aspects of biology of certain epibiotic and parasitic species were summarized. The study showed the peculiarities of symbionts distribution by host species in different taxonomic groups of zooplankton. The number of symbiotic species increased in following order: Rotifera → Cladocera → Copepoda. Copepoda had high species richness of epibiotic ciliates and the highest rates of colonization by epibiotic algae.
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The aim of the study was the long-term observation of changes in the trophic status of the Great Masurian Lakes versus changes in the management of lakes’ watershed. The Great Masurian Lakes (GML), a system of interconnected glacial lakes, were, until the 80s, receivers of untreated and partially treated sewage from cities and diffuse sources, particularly in the tourist season. In the 90s, state farm areas turned into fallow land, which reduced the input of nutrients from diffuse sources. In the late 90s municipal sewage plants began to be systematically built in cities and the larger villages of the region. An analysis of changes in the trophic status of the GML hydro-system during the period of 35 years was based on rotifer indices of lake trophy. Results of the analysis show that in 1976 lakes in the northern and southern part of the GML system were mesotrophic or meso-eutrophic, while in the central part, in the triangle formed by three cities, the beginning of eutrophication was observed. After several years of increased inflow of nutrients due to the impact of tourism, a marked increase in the trophy of lakes was noticed in the central part of the system. In the 90s, after the collapse of large-scale agriculture and the installation of modern sewage treatment plants, the trophic status of nearly all lakes in the central and southern parts of the system ranged between meso-eutrophy and low eutrophy. The exceptions were Lake Nidzkie, whose trophy increased and Lake Niegocin, which became mesotrophic. Changes in the trophic status of the studied lakes indicate high sensitivity of the GML system to anthropogenic changes in their watershed.
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Water, sediment and associated fauna were studied in a water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) stand of a constructed wetland, used for aquaculture effluent treatment in SE Brazil, in February-April (summer/rainy season) and July-September (winter/dry season). The hydrological regime and decomposition processes had strong impact on the wetland water quality and on the associated fauna composition. Protozoa and Rotifera were at high densities, mainly in the dry season. Vorticella sp. was the dominant species in both seasons. Zooplankton richness, evenness and diversity were high during both seasons, with higher levels during the rainy season. Protozoa diversity and evenness were higher in the dry season when the water volume was lower. Maximum plant residence time in this wetland should be about 60 days.