de Souza D. A., Kraus C. N., Burliga A. L., de Melo S., Couceiro S., Dias-Silva K., Simoes N. R., Braga T., Bonnet Marie-Paule, Marques D. D. (2022). Understanding the effects of environmental heterogeneity on the morphofunctional structure of the phytoplankton community during the hydrological year in an Amazon floodplain lake, Brazil. Limnology, [Early access], p. [12 p.]. ISSN 1439-8621.
Titre du document
Understanding the effects of environmental heterogeneity on the morphofunctional structure of the phytoplankton community during the hydrological year in an Amazon floodplain lake, Brazil
Année de publication
de Souza D. A., Kraus C. N., Burliga A. L., de Melo S., Couceiro S., Dias-Silva K., Simoes N. R., Braga T., Bonnet Marie-Paule, Marques D. D.
[Early access], p. [12 p.] ISSN 1439-8621
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.
Plan de classement
Limnologie biologique / Océanographie biologique 
Ecologie, systèmes aquatiques 
BRESIL ; AMAZONE BASSIN ; ZONE TROPICALE ; ZONE HUMIDE ; GRANDE DO CURUAI LAC
Fonds IRD [F B010083939]