Impact of the bird-manure caused eutrophication on the abundance and diversity of chironomid larvae (Diptera; Chironomidae) in lakes of the Bolshoy Aynov Island (Russia, Barents Sea)

Main Article Content

Viktor Baranov
Ivan Nekhaev

Abstract

We report on the perceived impact of bird faeces as an agent of organic matter transfer on the density and species richness of the Chironomidae in the lakes of the Bolshoy Aynov island (Barents Sea, Northern Russia). In total we recorded 15 species of Chironomidae. Highest species richness and specimen numbers were recorded in Lake Severnoe, closest to the large bird colony.

Article Details

How to Cite
Baranov, V., & Nekhaev, I. (2017). Impact of the bird-manure caused eutrophication on the abundance and diversity of chironomid larvae (Diptera; Chironomidae) in lakes of the Bolshoy Aynov Island (Russia, Barents Sea). CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research, (30), 72-75. https://doi.org/10.5324/cjcr.v0i30.2260
Section
Short Communication
Author Biographies

Viktor Baranov, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Müggelsedamm 310, 12587, Berlin, Germany

PhD student

Ivan Nekhaev, Laboratory of Macroecology and Biogeography of Invertebrates, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya Emb. 7-9, Saint-Petersburg, 199034.

Researcher