Comparison of benthic diatom community structures on natural and artificial substrates in marine lake (Adriatic Sea)

Car A., Hafner D., Radic I. D., Kaleli A., Ljubimir S., Solak C. N.

ACTA ADRIATICA, vol.62, no.1, pp.21-43, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.32582/aa.62.1.1
  • Journal Name: ACTA ADRIATICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-43
  • Keywords: Bacillariophyta, shallow marine lake, species identification, biodiversity, NE Mediterranean, COASTAL WATERS, COLONIZATION DYNAMICS, BACILLARIOPHYCEAE, STREAM, ALGAE, ROCK, ZRMANJA
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


In this study, the diatoms of three alternative habitats (epilithon, epiphyton and artificial substrate) were compared to understand the differences in composition on artificial and natural substrates. For this purpose, the samples were collected weekly between 11th August and 2nd September 2016 at a sampling site in a shallow marine lake, Mrtvo More (Dead Sea) on Lokrum Island near Dubrovnik (South Adriatic, Croatia).