Bioindication of the Black Sea Environment Quality by Microphytobenthos

  • Oleksandra Rachynska
  • Liudmyla Krasota Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Keywords: Black Sea, environment, quality, bioindication, microphytobenthos


In summer and autumn of 2019, the quality assessment of the Black Sea environment was carried out by the method of bioindication by indicators of microphytobenthos development. It was found that on the ecological status of marine environment of researched water areas was influenced by anthropogenic and natural factors, which reflected on indexes of development of indicator organisms. It was established that the state of environment of the sea water areas which are under the influence of river and waste waters inflows was significantly worse compared to the open waters of the shelf of Ukraine and other Black Sea countries.
How to Cite
Rachynska, O., & Krasota, L. (2020). Bioindication of the Black Sea Environment Quality by Microphytobenthos. Cercetări Marine - Recherches Marines, 50(1), 84-94. Retrieved from