Indicative species for the ecological state assessment of Ukrainian part of the River Siret


Yu. Karavan, O. Korotun

The overall objectives of the article are determination and describing of the benthic algae species in the Ukrainian part of the River Siret. The investigations will give an opportunity  to create the database of indicative species for the ecological assessment of the River Siret and planning strategy of ecological monitoring of the River Siret and other water bodies of the same types.

Keywords: Indicative species; river Siret; ecological status assessment; phytobenthos; monitoring

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