Team 04 :Biosurveillance and water quality

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This team will have for main task to estimate the quality of the surface water wetlands and the monitoring of the ecological integrity of lotic and lentic habitats. A study of the physico-chemical and biological quality of several temporary and dune ponds east hillsides Algerian has been initiated and these efforts will be developed within the framework of a wetland biosurveillance network.

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Scientific foundations of this team:

· Physico-chemical Analysis of the water quality of wadis (Oued Kebir Est, Bounamoussa, Seybouse, Kebir Ouest, Rhummel)
· Characterization of diverse populations which can serve as bioindicators of the ecological integrity of habitats·

Elaboration of a national biotic index
· Sustained long-term monitoring of temporary ponds of Numidia
· Sustained long-term monitoring of dune ponds.

Keywords:

Water quality, monitoring, wetlands, Wadi, temporary ponds, ecological integrity, biotic indices