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Standard Research Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol.2(8), pp. 136- 141, December 2014
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Review Article


Effects of anthropogenic factors on the phytoplanktons distribution of Watari Dam, Kano State


*1Umma M, 2Ibrahim M, 3Tasi’u YR, 4Binta SB, 5Jamila MH and 5Hassan KY


1Department of Biology, Kano University of science and technology, Wudil, Kano state

2Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria

5Department of Biology, Sa adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano

3Department of Geography, Sa adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano

4Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Kano


*Corresponding Author E-mail: triwanuyalwa@gmail.com


Accepted 28 December 2014



Human pressures continue to change and affect natural and artificial water habitats. Studies were conducted between February, 2011 and January, 2014 on the effects of anthropogenic factors phytoplanktons of the watari water reservoir The phytoplanktons distribution of the reservoir have indicated a substantially higher number of phytoplanktons sparsely distributed throughout the year and varies throughout the study period with significant difference (p<0.01) between the seasons. The result has also shown that both phyto were more abundant between the period of May-September (rainy season) than between October – April (dry season). This suggest that the number and distribution of both the phyto depends on the so many anthropogenic activities which in turn depends on the season. The result has also shown that the reservoir water contains different amount of phytoplanktons based on the amount and number of human activities taking place within the water.

Keywords: Phytoplanktons, abundance, human activities, seasons, watari dam



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