Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Understanding the effects of environmental heterogeneity on the morphofunctional structure of the phytoplankton community during the hydrological year in an Amazon floodplain lake, Brazil

Full text
de Souza, Dilailson Araujo [1] ; Kraus, Cleber Nunes [2] ; Burliga, Ana Luiza [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] ; de Melo, Sergio [3] ; Couceiro, Sheyla [3] ; Dias-Silva, Karina [1] ; Simoes, Nadson Ressye [4] ; Braga, Tony [3] ; Bonnet, Marie Paule [5, 7] ; Marques, David da Motta [6]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Fed Para UFPA, Fac Ciencias Biol, Campus Altamira, Altamira, Para - Brazil
[2] Inst Pesquisas Espaciais INPE, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Oeste Path UFOPA, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol Aguas ICTA, Santarem, Para - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sul Bahia UFSB, Campus Porto Seguro, Itabuna, BA - Brazil
[5] Univ Brasilia UnB, Joint Int Lab LMI OCE, Observ Environm Change, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[6] Inst Rech Dev IRD, Marseille - France
[7] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, Inst Pesquisas Hidrenl IPH, Porto Alegre, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: LIMNOLOGY; JAN 2022.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The Amazon floodplains are complex systems influenced by the annual hydrological regime with an effect on the structuring of physical, chemical and biological processes. Thus, we evaluated the relationship of environmental factors with the composition and variation of functional groups based on morphology (MBFG) during the hydrological year in an Amazonian floodplain lake, with monthly sampling (2013 to 2014). We used analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Kruskal-Wallis to show differences in physicochemical variables between hydroperiods. We performed permutation analysis of variance (PERMANOVA) to assess the dissimilarity of morphofunctional groups between hydroperiods and also of environmental data between the months of the study and RDA redundancy analysis to assess the relationship between MBFGs and environmental data. It was registered 101 taxa distributed in eight taxonomic categories and was grouped into 5 MBFGs (III, IV, V, VI and VII), with Chlorophyceae (31 taxa) and Cyanobacteria (27 taxas) with the higher number of taxa. Furthermore, there was a dominance of Cyanobacteria in the total biovolume, which form blooms (MBFGs III and VII) during the periods of falling and low water in lake, influenced mainly by the reduction in the availability of light and an increase in temperature. In another scenario, the dominance of MBFGs V and VI occurred during periods of rising and high water with association with carbon compounds, rainfall, SRP and NO2. Thus, our results demonstrate that the availability of light, the concentration of nutrients and temperature were the most important variables for the morphofunctional structuring of phytoplankton in aquatic system. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/15984-2 - The relation between phytoplankton diversity and light availability: a case study for the floodplain of the Amazon Basin
Grantee:Cleber Nunes Kraus
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral