Zooplankton of the water vegetation in the ponds of west forest-steppe of Ukraine

O. Ivanets

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
4, Hrushevskyi St., Lviv 79005, Ukraine
oleh _ivanets@mail333.com

าhe results of investigations of qualitative composition, quantitative development and structural organisation of zooplankton of the water vegetation in the ponds of west forest-steppe of Ukraine are given. The species composition of zooplankton was studied in 132 water bodies of west forest-steppe of Ukraine in 1988 – 2010. 853 samples of zooplankton were collected. The zooplankton fauna of the water vegetation includes 47 species (20 – Rotatoria, 20 – Cladocera and 7 – Copepoda). The peculiarities of zooplankton communities of Carex acuta L., Typha latipholia L., Phragmites communis L., Spirogyra sp. formations are revealed. The species composition, number, biomass, index of dominance, index of Sorensen, index of Gakkar, species representation (d), index of Shannon (H), index of Pielu (e) are analysed.


Keywords: zooplankton, water ponds, water vegetation, Rotatoria, Cladocera, Copepoda


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