Year 2021, Volume 4 , Issue 3, Pages 260 - 278 2021-07-01

Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices

Alperen ERTAŞ [1] , Bülent YORULMAZ [2]


This study was carried out in Kelebek, which is the most important stream in Gediz River Basin, Turkey, to determine water quality by using macroinvertebrate-based metrics and physicochemial variables. In addition, we also aimed to investigate the effects of anthropogenic pressure and dam construction on stream macroinvertebrates during the study period. In this study, following biotic indices are used: Saprobi Index (SI), Biological Monitoring Working Party (BMWP), Average Score per Taxon (ASPT), Family Biotic Index (FBI), Belgian Biotic Index (BBI), as well as diversity indices: Shannon-Weaver index (SWDI), Simpsons index (SDI) and Margalef index (MDI). Collection of macroinvertebrate samples and the physicochemical measurements were carried out monthly for a year. As a result of the identification, the most dominant macroinverterate group was Insecta. Our results show the presence of 9 taxonomic group in the stream which belong to nine groups: Oligochaeta, Mollusca, Crustacea, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera, Odonata, Coleoptera, Diptera. Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) indicates importance of physicochemial variables in the distribution of different macroinvertebrates groups (total variance 88%), species (total variance 86.2%) and biotic indices (total variance 88.2%). The water quality along the Kelebek Stream show variation from good class in station #1, #2 and #5, to moderate in station #3 and #4. We conclude that BMWP (Original), BMWP (Spanish), BMWP (Greek) and ASPT indices are suitable for assessing stream health by macroinvertebrates.
Gediz River Basin, Kelebek Stream, Macroinvertebrates, Biotic Index, Water Quality
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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-8510-6100
Author: Alperen ERTAŞ (Primary Author)
Institution: EGE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1654-8874
Author: Bülent YORULMAZ
Institution: MUĞLA SITKI KOÇMAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Thanks The authors are thankful for the support and experience to Prof Dr. Hasan KALYONCU.
Dates

Application Date : September 21, 2020
Acceptance Date : February 6, 2021
Publication Date : July 1, 2021

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APA Ertaş, A , Yorulmaz, B . (2021). Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices . Aquatic Research , 4 (3) , 260-278 . DOI: 10.3153/AR21020
MLA Ertaş, A , Yorulmaz, B . "Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices" . Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 260-278 <http://aquatres.scientificwebjournals.com/en/pub/issue/60920/797695>
Chicago Ertaş, A , Yorulmaz, B . "Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices". Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 260-278
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ISNAD Ertaş, Alperen , Yorulmaz, Bülent . "Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices". Aquatic Research 4 / 3 (July 2021): 260-278 . https://doi.org/10.3153/AR21020
AMA Ertaş A , Yorulmaz B . Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices. Aquat Res. 2021; 4(3): 260-278.
Vancouver Ertaş A , Yorulmaz B . Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices. Aquatic Research. 2021; 4(3): 260-278.
IEEE A. Ertaş and B. Yorulmaz , "Assessing water quality in the Kelebek Stream branch (Gediz River Basin, West Anatolia of Turkey) using physicochemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices", Aquatic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 260-278, Jul. 2021, doi:10.3153/AR21020