Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1999

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Advisor

Robert Nicholson

Abstract

Diatoms were collected at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas from the Little Salt Marsh. Rattlesnake Creek, and the Big Salt Marsh during the period from September 1996 to June 1997. Chloride measurements for these bodies of water ranged from 771-2301 mg/L. The relative abundance of each taxa was estimated for each sample. A total of 118 taxa were identified, including 19 taxa previously unreported for the central United States. An additional nine new records for Kansas were documented. Anomalous silicon deposit ion was observed in Plagiotropis arizonica Czarnecki & Blinn. Rhizosolenia minima Leavander, representing a marine genus, was the dominant species in a sample from the LittIe Salt Marsh.

Rights

Copyright 1999 Marsha R. Harris

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