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Title: Limnological studies of selected ponds of Ahmedabad with reference to physico-chemical properties and Plankton
Researcher: Hardikar, Rajeev Shripad
Guide(s): Acharya, Chirag A
Keywords: Zoology
Aquatic ecosystems
Upload Date: 11-Dec-2013
University: Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibarewala University
Completed Date: 10-06-2013
Abstract: The principal of this thesis is Water is the most important parameter for all living forms. Without water life is almost impossible. Only fresh water is of great use of all living organisms. Whatever the total water available in the environment, only 3% of the water is found as fresh water. Of this only 1% or less than 1% is being in the form which can be utilized by organisms. Water is universal solvent; almost all the biologically important substances are readily dissolve in water. Urbanization, industrialization are the main threats to the fresh water bodies. There are lots of anthropogenic activities carried out by human community which may cause its pollution. The polluted water is one of the main issue and a case of worry for the current scenario. There for its conservation is one of the important duties of the mankind. Water quality can be determined by analyzing physico-chemical properties of water and some biological factors. If physico-chemical properties are at its optimum level it could be ideal for all the living organisms. Amongst biological parameter, plankton are one of the pioneer species in aquatic food chain. They are very sensitive to their environment. Density, and quantity as well as quality can be telling us about water quality. Because some of the plankton species develop only in some sort of polluted water, while the others in pure (non-polluted). Thus the plankton community can be an ecological indicator to predict what kind of changes are going to take place in a particular freshwater body in nearby future. It is an alarming one which indicates us about the eutrophication process of water body. That is why study of fresh water body by studying the plankton diversity and other physico-chemical parameter is very important.
Pagination: 158p.
Appears in Departments:Faculty of Sciences

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