Kravtsova L.S.1,2, Potemkina T.G.1, Mekhanikova I.V.1, Izhboldina L.A.1, Akinshina T.A.3, Varykhanova K.V.3 2006. [Distribution of benthic communities of invertebrates in the southern basin of Lake Baikal] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.3. No.1: 65–76 [in Russian, with English summary].

1 Limnological Institute SB RAS, Ulan-Batorskaya 3, Irkutsk 664033, Russia. 2 e-mail: lk@lin.irk.ru

3 Irkutsk State University, Karl Marx 1, Irkutsk 664000, Russia.

KEY WORDS: invertebrate assemblages, environmental factors, Lake Baikal.

ABSTRACT: The distribution of benthic invertebrate assemblages in the southern basin of Lake Baikal has been analysed using the method of principal components. The structure of invertebrate assemblages is strongly associated with geological and geomorphological irregularities the Lake Baikal bottom.

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