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Ecological Studies on Togyo Reservoir in Chulwon, Korea. 8. The Epilithic Algal Community after the Experimental Acidification on the Artificial Substrata (Tiles) at Mesocosm
Kyung Lee*, Sook-Kyung Yoon, Jang-Seu Ki1 and Myung-Soo Han1
Department of Life Science, The Catholic University of Korea
, Puchon 420-743, and 1Department of Life Science, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Korea
The epilithic algal communities on the artificial substrata (unglazed ceramic tiles) were investigated from 5th July to 24th July 1999 with two or three days intervals for elucidating the effects of the experimental acidification. They were harvested inside the mesocosm with and without the acid treatment on Togyo reservoir within the Civilian Passage Restriction Line near Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea. After the colonization of epilithic algal community, their standing crops revealed different patterns outside and inside the mesocosm. However the time lapse of 5 days was observed on the inside with acid treatment. The dominant species were different: Achnanthes minutissima was outside but Coenochloris polycocca was inside and inside with acid treatment. The differences in floral composition were also found. Achnanthes minutissima which has been the most important species in the colonization by the epilithic algal community of the mesocosm was less important at the lower pH. Coenochloris polycocca is a species well adapted to low pH.
artificial substrata(tiles); epilithic algae; experimental acidification; mesocosm; Togyo reservoir