Diatom Flora of the New Jersey Coastal Wetlands



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Trenton, N.J. : Department of Environmental Protection


In 2012-2017 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection sponsored several research projects aimed at evaluating the potential use of diatoms for monitoring present and inferring past environmental conditions in New Jersey coastal wetlands. The goal of this report is to document the most common diatom taxa from studied wetlands, with high-resolution light and electron microscopy images. The images of 499 taxa found in the sub-, inter- and supratidal habitats and in sediment core samples are presented. Genera with the most species are Navicula (148), Fallacia (34), Nitzschia (21), and Parlibellus (16). Some taxa could not be identified to species level and are listed under provisional names. Voucher slides are deposited in the Diatom Herbarium of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.


Prepared by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Nina Desianti and Marina Potapova. Prepared for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Dr. Mihaela Enache


New Jersey, Diatoms, Coastal wetlands, New Jersey - Wetlands