Cyanobacteria and algae, ecological, and parameters of biofilm developed at rock substratum at the entrance of Samar Cave (Serbia), were analysed seasonally. Of 141 taxa, Cyanobacteria were dominant (coccoid forms prevailed – the most diverse was Gloeocapsa), followed by Bacillariophyta, then Chlorophyta. Diversity was higher in December and March, lower in May and August. Chl a values and biofilm water content had the same trend and were correlated with Cyanobacteria according to PCA.
Author: Slađana Popović
Slađana Popović1, Jelena Krizmanić2, Danijela Vidaković3, Olga Jakovljević2, Ivana Trbojević2, Dragana Predojević2, Milka Vidović1, Gordana Subakov Simić2
1 University of Belgrade, Scientific Institution, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, National Institute, Department of Ecology and Technoeconomics, Serbia
2 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden ’Jevremovac’, Serbia
3 University of Belgrade, Scientific Institution, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, National Institute, Department of Chemistry, Serbia
Section: Cave Biology / Bio speleology
Type: Poster presentation
Short bio of the presenter:
Slađana Popović acquired PhD in Biological Sciences, Algology. Her research focus on exploration and monitoring of biofilms, cyanobacteria and algae at cave entrances and lampenflora in show caves.
Slađana Popović is member of International Society for Subterranean Biology.