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Analysis of the Diversity of Acuatic Macroinvertebrates and Microalgae based on the Longitudinal Gradient and Chemical Variables of a River in the Haina Watershed


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Litay Amelia Ramos Pimentel
Biology, University of Santo Domingo


Mentor:
Bienvenido Santana Ferraras


Objective:
The highly contaminated Haina River basin is one of the main industrial conglomerations of the country, home to more than 100 industries such as powerplants, refineries, factories, as well as human generated solid and liquid wastes.  Acuatic organisms and the dynamics of their diversity can serve as indicators of the health of the river, and the healthfulness of the river for human consumption.  This project aims to identify and map this diversity.