Epipelic algae live freely on sediment surfaces, epipsammic algae live attached to grains in sandy sediments. Both groups may be buried by wave action and. Epipelic algae perform a range of ecosystem functions including biostabilisation of sediments, regulation of benthic–pelagic nutrient cycling. The effects of contaminated bottom sediments on the species composition, growth cycles and diversity of epipelic algal communities were determined between.

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A Contribution to the Epipelic Algal Ecology in Lotic Ecosystem of Iraq

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Spatial variability in epipelic community biodiversity epipelid discussed from the micro-scale i. Finally, examples of specific epipelic ecosystem functions e. We review these recent studies in combination with more classical freshwater approaches to highlight the importance of freshwater epipelic algal ecology and to aid discussions regarding future research.

Four sites along the river were selected for sampling during the period from March to February Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22, Turkish Journal of Botany, 34, Journal of Environmental Protection6 Journal of Sedimentary Research, 44, The total number of diatoms ranged between International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, 1, Journal Baghdad for Science, 11, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 10, A summary of benthic algal groups is given with particular emphasis on substratum preference and habitat boundaries.

The ecology of freshwater epipelic algae: an update

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Progress in Physical Geography, 20, Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest.