Phytoplankton composition of Muara Tebas and its related environmental condition

Hiew, Hua Kui (2014) Phytoplankton composition of Muara Tebas and its related environmental condition. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Harmful Algae Bloom (HABs) is not negligible as it is threat to human health, ecosystem and environment. Occurrences of phytoplankton are highly dependent on the environmental condition. This study is initiated to understand the influence of physicochemical to the production and growth of phytoplankton species in tropical countries. Study was carried out at Muara Tebas estuary as anthropogenic activities and development site is commonly seen. Qualitative and quantitative samples were collected from October 2013 to February 2014. Chemical parameters such as nutrient concentration and chlorophyll a showed to have direct impact on cell density trend. Cell abundance had correlation with the presence of macronutrient especially orthophosphate and silicate. Conversely, physical parameters showed weak relation to cell density with exception to temperature.Cell density also influenced by northeast monsoon (NEM) as the precipitation and upwelling in west coast of Sarawak. A total of 18 taxa of phytoplankton were found and identified to genus level, with 15 diatom (8 penates and 7 centric), 2 dinoflagellates and 1 cyanobacteria.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecology, MuaraTebas,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, estuary,phytoplankton, chemical, physical, postgraduate,research,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 02:53
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 00:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8268

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