Volume 11, Issue 1 (5-2022)                   2022, 11(1): 45-59 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan
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Monitoring the frequency changes of hard and non-degradable ostracod shells can provide valuable information about the past conditions of inland wetlands sediments as a biological index. In this regard, a sediment core with a length of 38 cm was harvested using a static sediment core sampler at the beginning of the delta of Gavkhooni international wetland (Shakh-Kenar station) in April 2019, and the number of ostracod shells were counted in five groups of particle size simultaneously with determining the physical characteristics of sediments (particle size distribution, density, and moisture content). The results show that there is a significant negative correlation coefficient (r = -0.686 to -0.477) between the density of the dominant size groups of ostracods with the percentage of gravel and sand. Also, the results show a significant positive correlation coefficient (r = 0.579 to 0.638) between the density of these groups with the amount of silt and clay.Based on  to the negative correlation of ostracods with coarse particles, it can be inferred that high-energy environmental conditions such as seasonal floods and massive floods during the wet season have potentially reduced the density of ostracods in this region. While the disruption of the natural hydraulic regime of the Zayandehrud River and the lack of heavy  floods in the river delta in the last three  decades have  reduced the environmental energy of the delta and increased the percentage of silt and clay particles, and the density of ostracods.
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