The Heterogeneity of the Abiotic and Biotic Components of Techno-Ecosystems: View from Space and from The Earth

  • Protasov A.A. Institute of Hydrobiology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Sophia Barinova Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 199 Abba Khoushi Ave., Haifa, Israel
  • Novoselova T.N. Institute of Hydrobiology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Buseva Zh.F. The State Scientific and Practical Center of Belarus for Biological Resources of the NAS
  • Tomchenko O.V. State institution "Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Science of the NAS of Ukraine
  • Sylaieva A.A. Institute of Hydrobiology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Lubskiy N.S. State institution "Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Science of the NAS of Ukraine
  • Semenchenko V.P The State Scientific and Practical Center of Belarus for Biological Resources of the NAS
  • Sysova E.A. The State Scientific and Practical Center of Belarus for Biological Resources of the NAS

Abstract

The article discusses the use of different methods to assess the spatial structure of the biotic and abiotic component of the techno-ecosystems of cooling ponds of thermal and nuclear power plants in Belarus and Ukraine. Field studies provide point information on the parameters of biotic and abiotic variables, whereas statistical mapping and remote sensing methods makes it possible to generalize visualization and provides a holistic picture of the spatial heterogeneity of conditions and distribution of biota. Spatial changes in cooling ponds are mainly determined by hydrodynamic conditions in the pond and the presence of anthropogenic flow of cooling water. Studies have shown that the distribution of quantitative indicators of plankton in the surface layer in the Khmelnitsky NPP cooling pond was mostly determined by the position of individualstations and sections of the pond surface relative to manmade technical and wind circulation flows. In contrary, thermal conditions had the greatest influence on the characteristics of the plankton distribution in the Lukomskoye Lake - cooling pond of Lukomlskaya TPP.

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Published
2019-01-31
How to Cite
A.A., P., Barinova, S., T.N., N., Zh.F., B., O.V., T., A.A., S., N.S., L., V.P, S., & E.A., S. (2019). The Heterogeneity of the Abiotic and Biotic Components of Techno-Ecosystems: View from Space and from The Earth. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 15(3), 423. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n3p423