Diatom record of progressive anthropopressure in the Gulf of Gdańsk and the Vistula Lagoon

Małgorzata Witak , Jarosław Pędziński


This study describes the subfossil diatom flora in the surface sediments of the Polish coastal waters in relation to human impact. The material studied consists of the uppermost parts of seven sediment cores collected from the SW Gulf of Gdańsk and eight cores from the Vistula Lagoon. Our results show the present-day ecological state of both basins just before the planned construction of a navigable channel of the Vistula Spit, which will be the next factor affecting their hydrology. In different parts of the Gulf of Gdańsk, cultural eutrophication resulted in a distinct “anthropogenic assemblage” in the surface sediments. Its structure relates directly to the distance from the mouth of the Vistula River. In the surface assemblages of the Vistula Lagoon, the number of salt-tolerant diatoms increased with the salinity of the basin. Locally, a large number of pollution-resistant taxa was also observed.
Author Małgorzata Witak (FOG/IO/DMG)
Małgorzata Witak,,
- Division of Marine Geology
, Jarosław Pędziński (FOG/IO/DMG)
Jarosław Pędziński,,
- Division of Marine Geology
Journal seriesOceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, ISSN 1730-413X, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishcultural eutrophication, environment pollution, diatoms, Gulf of Gdańsk, Vistula Lagoon
URL https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/ohs.2018.47.issue-2/ohs-2018-0016/ohs-2018-0016.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.461 (2) - 2017=0.604 (5); WoS Citations = 0.000
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