Benthic foraminifera as bioindicators of anthropogenic impacts in two north African lagoonsa comparison with ostracod assemblages

  1. Francisco Ruiz Muñoz
  2. María Luz González-Regalado Montero
  3. Emilio Galán Huertos
  4. Isabel González-Díez
  5. M. Isabel Prudêncio
  6. María Isabel Dias
  7. Manuel Abad de los Santos
  8. Antonio Toscano Grande
  9. José Prenda Marín
  10. Edith Xio Mara García
Revista mexicana de ciencias geológicas

ISSN: 1026-8774 2007-2902

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 29

Issue: 3

Pages: 527-533

Type: Article

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2012
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.505
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.341
  • Article influence score: 0.309
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 154/172 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2012
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.473
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Geology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 102/274

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2012
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.7
  • Area: Geology Percentile: 53


Numerous investigations have used the foraminiferal assemblages or species as bioindicators. This paper tests the responses of these microorganisms to different environmental changes (heavy metal pollution, treatment stations, artificial inlets, agricultural and urban sewages) and compares them to those observed previously on ostracod assemblages. Foraminifera are more tolerant to these changes, while ostracods present a more specialized response.