The structure of macrozoobenthos on phytal and lithal habitats of river Konavočica

Sabolić, Katarina (2014) The structure of macrozoobenthos on phytal and lithal habitats of river Konavočica. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The aim of the research was to determine the macroinvertebrate structure at two habitat types phytal (water vegetation) and lithal (stones) and to determine seasonal dynamics of macroinvertebrates in the river Konavočica. Different habitats provide resources suitable for the species and even different developmental stages of the same species (e.g., protection from predatory pressure or food sources). Macroinvertebrate sampling was conducted at the confluence of the river Konavočica into river Ljuta during 11 months in 2012. and 2013. The numbers of macroinvertebrate were compared between two different microhabitats, phytal and lithal and between the seasons. Mann Whitney U-test, Kruskal-Wallis test, CCA ordinationand, Spearmans correlation coefficients were used to prove significant differences and relationships among taxa and taxa and environmental factors. The highest number of individuals was recorded on phytal, and during the spring compared to other seasons.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: macroinvertebrates, phytal, lithal, river Konavočica, seasonal dynamics
Supervisor: Miliša, Marko
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 35
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 10:03
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 10:03
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3233

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