Assessment of Biodiversity and Water Quality in Association with Land Use in the Alanib River, Mt. Kitanglad Range Park, Philippines

Asian Journal of Biodiversity

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Title Assessment of Biodiversity and Water Quality in Association with Land Use in the Alanib River, Mt. Kitanglad Range Park, Philippines
 
Creator Opiso, Einstine M.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-6806-4703. Geo-environmental Engineering Group, College of Engineering, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Quimpang, Victoria T.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-1992-6359. Biology Department, College of Arts and Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Leaño, Emmanuel P.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-2684-723X. Biology Department, College of Arts and Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Galan, Gloria L.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-6539-2514. Biology Department, College of Arts and Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Acma, Florfe M.; ORCID No. 0000-0002-0453-8575. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Coritico, Fulgent P.; ORCID No. 0000-0003-3876-6610. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Labadan, Abigail; ORCID No. 0000-0002-9114-475X. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Forten, Ronald Regan; ORCID No. 0000-0002-7480-8374. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Coquilla, Kate Lucelle; ORCID No. 0000-0003-4197-1236. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Bruno, Angela Grace; ORCID No. 0000-0003-4941-8232. Environmental Sciences Department, College of Forestry and Environmental Science, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
Amoroso, Victor B.; ORCID No. 0000-0001-8865-5551. Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
 
Description Inventory and assessment of aquatic biodiversity were conducted in Alanib River in Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon, which is one of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in Mindanao. The species richness and abundance of fishes, macroinvertebrates, plankton and also vascular plants in the riparian vegetation were evaluated in relation to the influence of land use, water quality and elevation. The results of this study revealed that there were 2 species of fishes, 6 orders of macro-invertebrates 14 species of plankton and 237 species of vascular plants were identified. The surrounding land uses and human activities along the river were found to have significant impact on the overall water quality and biodiversity of the aquatic biota and riparian vegetation of Alanib River. The increasing human population and agricultural intensification at the lower section of the river contributed to the relatively lower water quality, presence of pollution tolerant phytoplankton and macro-invertebrate groups as well as invasive species of vascular plants. Hence, the overall results of this study revealed that the integrity of Alanib River in terms of its biophysical and chemical condition is severely threatened especially in the downstream section due to various anthropogenic activities which can degrade its overall environmental quality.   Keywords - Assessment, stream health, river, biodiversity, composition, Mindanao.
 
Publisher Liceo de Cagayan University
 
Date 2014-03-14
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://asianscientificjournals.com/new/publication/index.php/ajob/article/view/481
10.7828/ajob.v5i1.481
 
Source Asian Journal of Biodiversity; Vol 5, No 1 (2014): January
 
Language en
 

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