Emerging Trends in Climate Change (ETCC)
Year : 2022, Volume : 1, Issue : 3
First page : (22) Last page : (27)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2583-4770.110
The Growth of Algae Due to Physico-Chemical Parameters Concerning Climate Change in Shakambari Conservation Reserve, Rajasthan
Ankit Kumar Jangid1* and Pratima Shrivastava2 1Research Scholar, 2Head of Department
Department of Botany, J.D.B. Govt. Girls College, Kota (Rajasthan)
University of Kota, Kota (Rajasthan)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Received: 19.7.2022 | Revised: 26.09.2022 | Accepted: 12.10.2022
Finding biological factors affecting algal development is crucial in managing an ecosystem. Algae are small aquatic plants found as individual cells or in areas of varying sizes. They are an essential link in the aquatic food chain, serving as food for microscopic animals called zooplankton. As a byproduct of photosynthesis, algae also release oxygen into the water for use by fish and other aquatic animals. This paper proposes an approach to estimate algae's biological parameters, which are important factors in controlling eutrophication, using modelling and exploration techniques. Algae growth and respiration rates were estimated using a one-dimensional water quality model and two-dimensional spatially distributed water quality data obtained from Kot Dam of Shakambari Conservation Reserve Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan. In total, 26 algae were found in the sample. The highest amount of algae corresponds to Green algae, Flagellate algae, Cyanobacteria, and Diatoms, of which 18 and 21 algae were identified in the summer and spring seasons, respectively. Natural freshwater algal growth is determined using a physico-chemical approach that provides an alternative method for estimating the biological parameters of algae beyond sampling and in situ testing.
Keywords: Algal growth, biological parameters, water quality model, eutrophication, in situ testing.
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Cite this article: Jangid, A. K., & Shrivastava, P. (2022). The Growth of Algae Due to Physico-Chemical Parameters Concerning Climate Change in Shakambari Conservation Reserve, Rajasthan, Emrg. Trnd. Clim. Chng. 1(3), 22-27. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2583-4770.110