The influence of the community of water macrophytes on regulation of water quality and biodiversity of the Kuibyshev reservoir littorals (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia)

  • ÀÀ Ratushnyak
  • NS Ahmetsyanova
  • ÀÒ Gorshkova
  • ÌG Andreeva
  • ÎV Morozova
  • KI Abramova
  • MV Trushin
Keywords: Macrophyte, water autopurification, biohydrocommunity, zooplankton.


Natural waterplant communities may help prevent the introduction of pollutants. We explore the role of macrophytes in ameliorating the waters of the Kuibyshev reservoir littoral zones through investigating plant
and zooplankton communities. We suggest that water vegetation can play a sanative role to improve water quality according to hydrobotanical, zooplanktonic and benthic data.

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