The environmental state of important aquatic habitats in Albania based on algal assesment, a review


Albania is rich in aquatic resources with high natural and biological values.Nevertheless,the waters still continue to be endangered,especially in western Adriatic Lowland areas.The structure of microscopic algae may give a better idea of water quality than traditional indicators.Systematic control of water quality will help to develop new strategies of wastewater management.It will allow Albania to reach international standards in environmental protection.

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Albanian waters; Microscopic algae; Biomonitoring; Eutrophication; Trophic index; Saprobic index

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