Diatoms from hot springs of the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia)

Nikulina, T.V., Kalitina, E.G., Kharitonova, N.A., Chelnokov, G.A., Vakh, E.A., Grishchenko, O.V.

В издании Diatoms: Fundamentals and Applications. Vol.1.

Год: 2019 Страницы: 311-333

The Russian part of the Far East has a well-developed and dense hydrographic network, and there are many rivers (mainly those belonging to the Amur River basin), streams, springs, hot springs, lakes (the largest of which is Khanka), reservoirs, ponds and swamps in this area. The study of the species diversity of freshwater algae in the Far East began 100 years ago with the works of the famous Russian algologist Boris Vladimirovich Skvortzow (Skvortzow 1917a, b; Skvortzow 1918a, b). Studies of the diatom flora have been carried out over the course of a century by many Russian and Japanese scientists, and basic data on the diatom algae of the region are known from the papers of Russian algologists B.W. Skvortzow, I.A. Kisselew, A.P. Zhuze, A.G. Khakhina, V.V. Zhurkina, L.A. Kukharenko, L.A. Medvedeva, S.S. Barinova, and T.V. Nikulina. Currently, 1079 species (1408 intraspecies taxa) of diatom algae from three classes are known from the southern part of the Far East. A complete list of diatoms of the southern Far East has been published in a catalogue (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014a). The diatom flora of the south part of the Russian Far East includes a number of rare species, and a description of these species is given in this publication. The combination and associations of data on the diatoms of the reservoirs of the continental and insular territories of the south of the Far East are important for determining the significance of the algal flora of the Far Eastern region on a global scale, subsequent comparative analyses using data from the algal flora of neighbouring regions, and the future biogeographic analysis of diatoms.

DOI 10.1002/9781119370741.ch14