Year 2020, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 98 - 109 2020-04-01

The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features

Pınar ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU [1] , Belgin ELİPEK [2] , Halide AYDOĞDU [3]


It is inevitable that the running waters which are used for a lot of different activities like fishing, irrigation, domestic water usage are under threat because of the settlements, industrial or agricultural activities. To provide the sustainable usage of these ecosystems we have to know their current features and their balance under changing environmental conditions. In the present study, the ecological status of Tunca (Tundzha) River which is located on Turkish Thrace was evaluated based on environmental conditions and bacterial features of the river. For this aim, the research has been carried out at 5 different stations in the river between October 2010 and September 2011 at monthly intervals. Some environmental conditions (temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, salinity, chloride, turbidity, hydrogen sulfide, magnesium, calcium, total hardness, NO3-N, NO2-N, sulfate, orthophosphate, suspended solid substances, biological oxygen demand) and bacterial features (total coliform, fecal coliform, and Escherichia coli bacterial abundances) were examined performing at the same time samplings. Consequently, it was determined that the water quality of Tunca River has proper physicochemical conditions allowing surviving of living things, but bacteriological findings belonging to the river was not found proper for direct use of water by human. Also, the correlations were evaluated between the obtained environmental features and the bacteria by using Spearman’s index. While positive correlations were found between TMAB density and some environmental parameters (water-air temperature, EC, magnesium, nitrate nitrogen, sulfate, o-phosphate, and suspended solids); negative correlations were found between TMAB density and the other parameters (pH, hydrogen sulfide, calcium, total hardness, and BOD5).
Tunca River, Water quality, Coliform bacteria, Environmental condition, Physicochemical features
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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8524-0972
Author: Pınar ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: Trakya University Technology Research and Development Centre, Edirne
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0954-8967
Author: Belgin ELİPEK
Institution: Trakya University Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Edirne
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1778-2200
Author: Halide AYDOĞDU
Institution: Trakya University Arda Vocational School, Edirne
Country: Turkey


Supporting Institution Trakya University Research Fund
Project Number TUBAP-2011/15
Dates

Application Date : February 18, 2020
Acceptance Date : March 17, 2020
Publication Date : April 1, 2020

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APA ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU, P , ELİPEK, B , AYDOĞDU, H . (2020). The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features. Aquatic Research , 3 (2) , 98-109 . DOI: 10.3153/AR20009
MLA ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU, P , ELİPEK, B , AYDOĞDU, H . "The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features". Aquatic Research 3 (2020 ): 98-109 <http://aquatres.scientificwebjournals.com/en/issue/51225/690993>
Chicago ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU, P , ELİPEK, B , AYDOĞDU, H . "The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features". Aquatic Research 3 (2020 ): 98-109
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ISNAD ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU, Pınar , ELİPEK, Belgin , AYDOĞDU, Halide . "The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features". Aquatic Research 3 / 2 (April 2020): 98-109 . https://doi.org/10.3153/AR20009
AMA ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU P , ELİPEK B , AYDOĞDU H . The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features. Aquat Res. 2020; 3(2): 98-109.
Vancouver ALTINOLUK MİMİROĞLU P , ELİPEK B , AYDOĞDU H . The evaluation of ecological status in Tunca (Tundzha) River (Turkish Thrace) based on environmental conditions and bacterial features. Aquatic Research. 2020; 3(2): 109-98.