An investigation of some physicochemical parameters of water quality and aquatic Coleoptera diversity at Eber, Emre, Karamık and Pınarbaşı Lakes (Afyon, Turkey)

Abstract : 

This study was conducted to determine the physicochemical parameters (pH, temperature, electrical conductivity, salinity and dissolved oxygen) of water quality at Eber Lake, Emre Lake, Karamık Lake and Pınarbaşı Lake in Afyon province. Additionally we determined the effects of these parameters on aquatic Coleoptera diversity by taking water and insect samples every month from these lakes between May 2009 - September 2009 and April 2010 - September 2010 As a result of the study 69 aquatic Coleoptera species were identified in these lakes. It has been determined that the lakes have I-II water quality according to WPCR (in terms of pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen). It is thought that the monthly fluctuations in the physicochemical parameters and the differences in the mean values ​​are considered to be effective in the distribution of the aquatic Coleoptera according to the ponds


Keyword : 

Aquatic Coleoptera, Turkey


Author(s) : , H. Özdamar, S. Kıyak
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