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A Review: Potentiality of Zooplankton as Bioindicator

Zannatul Ferdous and A. K.M Muktadir


Problem statement: This review tended to summarize some recent research on zooplankton as bioindicator in India and some other countries of the world. Approach: These researches were mainly on fresh water bodies. Results: Qualitative as well as quantitative analysis were done by Shannon diversity index (H'), Evenness index (J), Species Richness index (S) and Saprobic index. In most of the cases zooplankton population size was correlated with biotic and abiotic parameters (pH, alkalinity, temperature, dissolve oxygen, transparency, phosphate, chlorine). Species of Rotifers, Cladocerans, Copepods and Ostracods were found in all cases. Species variation of these order deceased in polluted water. Some species were not found in some highly polluted area though these species have high tolerance level. Conclusion/Recommendations: All the results of the studies indicated that potentiality of zooplankton as bioindicator is very high. Other countries can develop these concepts to monitor water quality.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 10, 2009, 1815-1819


Submitted On: 19 September 2009 Published On: 31 October 2009

How to Cite: Ferdous, Z. & Muktadir, A. K. (2009). A Review: Potentiality of Zooplankton as Bioindicator. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(10), 1815-1819.

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  • Zooplankton
  • bioindicator
  • biotic parameters
  • abiotic parameters