Master's Theses

Department

Biology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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.

Advisor

Robert Nicholson

Date of Award

Fall 1999

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1999 Marsha R. Harris

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