The Effect of Water Pollution on Potamonidae Species Populations
This study was carried out between 2011-2017 in streams and stagnant waters in Eskişehir and its surroundings. Water parameters were measured at regular intervals during the study. In these measurements, water temperature, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and pH values were recorded monthly.Each year in the spring and summer, Potamonidae individuals were collected and counted and left to water again. In the collection of Potamonidae species nets and cages were used. Fresh fish pieces or raw chicken pieces were put into the cages.Waste inputs and other pollutant effects were investigated in the study areas. The findings were paired with water parameters and their effects on population density were observed.As a result, our findings and observations showed that; Potamonidae individuals are rapidly affected by environmental changes and this affects population density.