JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW32] [EE] Biodiversity, nutrients and other materials in ecosystems from headwaters to coasts

Sun. May 21, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 201B (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Noboru Okuda(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Shin-ichi Onodera(Graduate School of Integrated and Arts Sciences, Hiroshima University), Tohru Ikeya(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Adina Paytan(University of California Santa Cruz), Chairperson:Noboru Okuda(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

[AHW32-22] Biodiversity Assessment of Littoral Macrozoobenthos in Laguna de Bay, Philippines

*Ellis Mika Cruz Trino1, Irisse Bianca Baldovino De Jesus1,2, Elfritzson Martin Peralta2, Hazel Guerrero2, Adelina Santos-Borja4, Francis Magbanua5, Jonathan Carlo Briones1,2,3, Rey Donne Papa1,2,3, Okuda Noboru6 (1.The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 2.Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 3.College of Science, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 4.Laguna Lake Development Authority, East Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 5.Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines, 6.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan)

Keywords:Laguna de Bay, Macrozoobenthos, Biodiversity, Shannon–Wiener index

Laguna de Bay is home to various macroinvertebrates which play an important part in freshwater ecosystems. These macroinvertebrates or macrozoobenthos participate in the decompositional pathways and interact with the fish and zooplankton communities in water systems. Due to their restricted mobility, they are crucial bioindicators that detect trends in pollutant concentrations and their biodiversity typically reflects changes in the local environment. Despite their ecological importance, macrozoobenthos are still understudied and researches conducted on the effects of changes in water physicochemistry on their communities remain to be poorly known in the Philippines. Thus, this study gathered samples of macrozoobenthos species from 33 littoral sites of Laguna de Bay to determine the richness and diversity of the macrozoobenthos species present in the lake. The results have recorded 6 identified families (Ampullaridae, Corbiculidae, Pachychilidae, Planorbidae, Thiaridae, and Viviparidae) of macrozoobenthos and one unidentified species. Computation of Shannon–Wiener index (H’) showed the highest diversity which was recorded from Pinagdilawan, Binangonan (H’=1.20) while the lowest was in Pulong Ligaya, Bogombong, Jala-Jala (H’=0.04). The output of this study serves as an update on the biodiversity of littoral macrozoobenthos present in Laguna de Bay.