Phytoplankton succession in the anthropogenic and climate ecological transformation of freshwater ecosystems
AbstractThe study is focused on the influence of mechanisms of anthropogenic activity and climate changes of different types and levels on the autotrophic link of freshwater ecosystems. The studies of the river, lake, water reservoir and quarry phytoplankton in the territory of the Ukrainian Polissia were carried out during 2005–2019 according to the standard methods. At the same time, we determined water hydrophysical and hydrochemical characteristics. Exactly 812 algal species represented by 877 infraspecific taxa were identified, including 75 new ones for the Ukrainian Polissia, with a significant share of thermophiles and halophiles. The dominance of Chlorophyta, Bacillariophyta, Euglenozoa and Cyanobacteria was observed in all types of water bodies. With the increase in the nutrient content in the composition of dominant complexes of river ecosystems, the role of centric diatoms Cyclotella meneghiniana, C. stelligera, Stephanodiscus hantzschii increased. The vegetation intensity of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae increased in the water courses with partially regulated flow, while vegetation of Chrysococcus rufescens, Pseudokephyrion pillidium, Kephyrion ovum intensified in rivers with increased colour of water. Water reservoirs are dominated by representatives of Bacillariophyta, Cyanobacteria, Euglenozoa, Miozoa, mostly by Aphanizomenon flos-aquae and Peridinium cinctum. The lowest number of dominant species was identified in the lakes, and belonged to the genera Trachelomonas, Peridinium, Chlamydomonas, Crucigeniella, Cyclotella, Aulacoseira. The dominant species in quarries were Cyclotella meneghiniana, Chlamydomonas monadina, Ch. globosa, Coelastrum microporum, Gomphosphaeria aponina, Trachelomonas volvocina and Microcystis aeruginosa. The obtained data can be used to predict scenarios of changes in the autotrophic link under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors, to develop methods for monitoring and managing ecosystems at different levels of anthropogenic transformation necessary to ensure an appropriate level of their functions and ecological services.
Afanasyev, S. A. (2002). Development of European approaches to biological assessment of the state of hydroecosystems and their application to the monitoring of Ukrainian Rivers. Hydrobiological Journal, 38(4), 130–139.
Alexandrov, B., Boltachev, A., Kravchenko, T., Lyashenko, A., Son, M., Tsarenko, P., & Zhukinsky, V. (2007). Trends of aquatic alien species invasions in Ukraine. Aquatic Invasions, 2(3), 215–242.
Barinova, S. (2011). Algal diversity dynamics, ecological assessment, and monitoring in the river ecosystems of the eastern Mediterranean. Nova Science Publishers, New York.
Barinova, S. S., Klochenko, P. D., & Belous, Y. P. (2015). Algae as indicators of the ecological state of water bodies: Methods and prospects. Hydrobiological Journal, 51(6), 3–21.
Chekryzheva, T. A. (2011). Phytoplankton of the lakes of the Shuya River basin (Kareliya Republic, Russia). Hydrobiological Journal, 47(3), 21–29.
Cupertino, A., Gücker, B., Rückert, G., & Figueredo, C. C. (2019). Phytoplankton assemblage composition as an environmental indicator in routine lentic monitoring: Taxonomic versus functional groups. Ecological Indicators, 101, 522–532.
Deng, J., Qin, B., Sarvala, J., Salmaso, N., Zhu, G., Ventelӓ, А.-М., Zhang, Y., Gao, G., Nurminen, L., Kirkkala, T., Tarvainen, M., & Vuorio, K. (2016). Phytoplankton assemblages respond differently to climate warming and eutrophication: A case study from Pyhäjärvi and Taihu. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 42(2), 386–396.
Dohadina, T. V. (1975). Kharakterystyka al’hoflory riznykh dilyanok r. Teterev [Characteristics of the algaeflora of different parts of the Teteriv River]. Ukrainian Botanical Journal, 32(1), 19–23 (in Ukrainian).
Kapustin, D., Tsarenko, P., Partyka, L., & Virchenko, V. (2013). Fitoriznomanittya Polis’koho pryrodnoho zapovidnyka: Vodorosti, mokhopodibni, sudynni roslyny [Phytodiversity of Polissya Nature Reserve: Algae, moss-like, vascular plants]. Interservice, Kyiv (in Ukrainian).
Klimaszyk, P., & Gołdyn, R. (2020). Water quality of freshwater ecosystems in a temperate climate. Water, 12, 2643.
Korneva, L. G. (2014). Invasions of alien species of planktonic microalgae into the fresh waters of Holarctic (review). Russian Journal of Biological Invasions, 5(2), 65–81.
Kozak, A., Budzynska, A., Dondajewska-Pielka, R., Kowalczewska-Madura, K., & Gołdyn, R. (2020). Functional groups of phytoplankton and their relationship with environmental factors in the restored Uzarzewskie Lake. Water, 12, 313.
Linnik, P. N., Zhezherya, T. P., Shelyuk, Y. S., & Zhezherya, V. A. (2016). Peculiarities of chemical elements migration and phytoplankton development in the reservoirs of the Teterev River. Hydrobiological Journal, 52(5), 93–107.
Mineeva, N. M., Shchur, L. A., & Bondarenko, N. A. (2012). Phytoplankton functioning in large freshwater systems differing in their resources. Hydrobiological Journal, 48(5), 19–35.
Odum, Y. (1986). Ekologiya [Ecology]. Mir, Moscow (in Russian).
Omar, W. M., & Makhlough, A. (2014). Water quality of tropical reservoir based on spatio-temporal variation in phytoplankton composition and physico-chemical analysis. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12(7), 1735–1472.
Paerl, H. W., & Huisman, J. (2009). Climate change: A catalyst for global expansion of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1(1), 27–37.
Polimene, L., Brunet, C., Butenschön, M., Martinez-Vicente, V., Widdicombe, C., Torres, R., & Allen, J. (2014). Modeling a light-driven phytoplankton succession. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(1), 214–229.
Radzymovsky, D. O., & Polishchuk, V. V. (1970). Plankton r. Pryp’yat’ [Plankton of the Prypiat River]. Naukova Dumka, Kyiv (in Ukrainian).
Reynolds, C. S., Huszar, V., Kruk, C., Naselli-Flores, L., & Melo, S. (2002). Towards a functional classification of the freshwater phytoplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 24(5), 417–428.
Ricciardi, A., & Cohen, J. (2007). The invasiveness of an introduced species does not predict its impact. Biological Invasions, 9, 309–315.
Rodrigues, L. С., Pivato, B. M., Vieira, L. C., Bovo-Scomparin, V. M., Bortolini, J. C., Pineda, A., & Train, S. (2018). Use of phytoplankton functional groups as a model of spatial and temporal patterns in reservoirs: A case study in a reservoir of Central Brazil. Hydrobiologia, 805(1), 147–161.
Romanenko, V. D. (2006). Metody hidroekolohichnykh doslidzhen’ poverkhnevykh vod [Methods of hydroecological research of surface waters]. Logos, Kyiv (in Ukrainian).
Santana, L. M., Crossetti, L. O., & Ferragut, C. (2017). Ecological status assessment of tropical reservoirs through the assemblage index of phytoplankton functional groups. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 40, 695–704.
Shcherbak, V. I. (1999). Structural and functional characteristics of phytoplankton in the water bodies within the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. Hydrobiological Journal, 35(5), 158–174.
Shcherbak, V. I., & Semenyuk, N. Y. (2009). Use of phytoplankton for the assessment of the ecological state of water bodies of the megalopolis according to the EU Water Framework Directive – WFD (2000/60/EC). Hydrobiological Journal, 45(2), 24–34.
Shelyuk, Y. S. (2017). The bio-indicative analysis of species composition of phytoplankton of the Pripyat River tributaries (Ukraine). International Journal on Algae, 19, 147–162.
Shelyuk, Y. S. (2019). Regularities of primary production formation in river ecosystems (the basins of the Pripyat and Teteriv Rivers, Ukraine). Hydrobiological Journal, 55(4), 38–54.
Shelyuk, Y. S., & Shcherbak, V. I. (2018). Phytoplankton structural and functional indices in the rivers of the Pripyat and Teterev basins. Hydrobiological Journal, 54(3), 10–23.
Sladeček, V. (1986). Diatoms as indicators of organic pollution. Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica, 14(5), 555–566.
Sorensen, T. A. (1948). Method of establishing groups of equal amplitude in plant sociology based on similarity of species content. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Biologicheske Skrifter, 5(4), 46–71.
Trifonova, I. S., & Pavlova, O. A. (2005). Structure and succession of phytoplankton in urban water bodies of St.-Petersburg. Hydrobiological Journal, 41(3), 3–12.
Tsarenko, P. M., Wasser, S. P., & Nevo, E. (2006). Algae of Ukraine: Diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Cyanoprocaryota, Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta, Xanthophyta, Raphidophyta, Phaeophyta, Dinophyta, Cryptophyta, Gaucocystophyta, and Rhodophyta. Ganter Verlag, Ruggell.
Tuz, Y. (2012). Bahatorichni sezonni zminy temperatury na terytoriyi Ukayiny [Many-year seasonal change of air temperature on the territory of Ukraine]. Geography and Tourism, 2, 269–275 (in Ukrainian).
Xuehual, L., Xiaofei, L., Lin, W., & Zhaoxue, T. (2019). Diversity in phytoplankton communities: A field test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis. Ecological Engineering, 129, 54–60.