“Species composition of the net-phytoplankton assemblage and seasonality of the dominant species were investigated in the travertine monomictic stratified riverine Lake Visovac in relation to the environmental variables. The one year investigation was based on monthly sampling from April 1995 to March 1996 at the two deepest vertical profiles, with a maximum depth of 25 m. Diatoms, especially Asterionella formosa Hass. dominated net-phytoplankton assemblages except in late summer and autumn when dinoflagellate species Ceratium hirundinella (O. F. Müller) Bergh became the dominate form. The effects of the short term dynamics of environmental factors on the algal growth in the barrage lenitic area of the calcareous river stressed several variables as important factors controlling annual net-phytoplankton distribution. Temperature was the variable that most affected species abundance, changes in dominance and species composition (Primer 5, BIO-ENV; http://www.primer-e.com/). CCA analysis performed on abundance dataset and environmental variables confirm the importance of temperature but also highlighted total phosphorus, conductivity and silica.”
Sažetak rada: Gligora Udovič, M.; Kralj Borojević, K.; Žutinić, P.; Šipoš, L.; Plenković-Moraj, A. Net-phytoplankton species dominance in a travertine riverine Lake Visovac, NP Krka. // Natura Croatica : Periodicum Musei historiae naturalis Croatici 20, 2(2011), str. 411-424.