Use of zooplankton as bioindicators for the management of aquatic diversity: A review
Sunil Ram Vaidya
This review tended to summarize some recent research on zooplankton as bioindicator. The science of aquatic ecology and hydrobiology has gained great significance these years. The freshwater systems lakes and riverine systems satisfy our domestic, industrial, transport, and sporting needs and the biotic community of these water bodies, both animals and plants, are intimately integrated associates in this process. Alternations in their relationship depend on changes in the physico-chemical properties of the environment, illustrating the dynamic and delicate balance of these systems. 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.