Responses of Freshwater Zooplankton as Biological Indicators to the Aquatic Chemical Properties
Keywords: Zooplankton, Bioindicator, Trophic status, Allelochemicals, Chemical fluctuations.
AbstractZooplankton are found very sensitive to even slight aquatic pollution due to a number of chemical imbalances in freshwater bodies. As an amazing tiny creature zooplankton play a very crucial role in the aquatic food chain by transferring energy from primary levels to tertiary organisms. For many years it has been well established that zooplankton act as promising biological indicators to continuously fluctuating aquatic environments and subsequently to global warming. While reacting to these aquatic environmental fluctu-ations, zooplankton population growth can either be stimulated or inhibited. The presence or absence of particular zooplankton species can reveal the trophic status of the water body. Moreover, in a harsh env-ironment, algal toxins may have drastic effects on the behavioral characteristics of zooplankton.
Copyright (c) 2021 Current Environment
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.