Changes in the phytoplankton community of a coastal, hyposaline lake in western Anatolia, Turkey

  title={Changes in the phytoplankton community of a coastal, hyposaline lake in western Anatolia, Turkey},
  author={Nilsun Demir},
The phytoplankton composition of coastal, hyposaline (≅12 g l−1) Lake Bafa in western Turkey, was investigated after the alteration of salinity levels in past decades. Lake Bafa, formerly a bay of the Aegean Sea, was separated from the sea as a result of alluvium deposits of the Meander River. After the construction of a sett for flood control in 1985, freshwater inflow was reduced and salinity increased, which caused some ecological changes. Phytoplankton samples were taken in August and… CONTINUE READING


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