The wetlands are suitable habitats for variety of animals, birds and many aquatic plants, which form a typical food web. A total number of 13 macrophytes were reported from Dudhebhavi reservoir out of them 8 species of emergent and 5 were of submerged type. In aquatic ecosystem, the phytoplankton play an important role of primary producers. The Chlorophyceae is dominant group represented by 15 genera and 20 species where, Cyanophyceae showed 5 genera and 5 species. Bacillariophyceae reported with 7 genera and 8 species. Euglenophyceae, with only Euglena acus. Dinophyceae recorded with 2 species of 2 genera. The reservoir is secondarily being used for reservoir capture fishery. Important major carps, common carp, Chinese carp fish and 2 local species occurred in this reservoir. There were 20 species of aquatic birds were observed in the vicinity of Dudhebhavi reservoir. Attempts have been made to observe the diversity of macrophytes, phytoplankton, fish and bird diversity to obtain the baseline data from June 2013 to May 2015.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN