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Development of a biotic index using stream macroinvertebrates to assess stress from deposited fine sediment

John F. Murphy, J. Iwan Jones, James L. Pretty, Chas P. Duerdoth, Adrianna Hawczak, Amanda Arnold, John H. Blackburn, Pamela S. Naden, Gareth Old, David A. Sear, Duncan Hornby, Ralph T. Clarke (+1 others)
2015 Freshwater Biology  
power when assessing this stressor of aquatic environments. 31  ...  gradient of total fines in 23 depositional areas.  ...  Critically, appropriate data that 34 describe the extent of disturbance from fine-grained sediment on rivers, particularly sediment 35 derived from agricultural activity, and the response of the macroinvertebrate  ... 
doi:10.1111/fwb.12627 fatcat:mzko5xjpc5bfziy2qsnr4wu5my

The effects of altered flow and bed sediment on macroinvertebrates in stream mesocosms

Ivor Growns, John F. Murphy, J. Iwan Jones
2016 Marine and Freshwater Research  
We tested the separate and combined effects of 8 increased flow and fine particles (colmation) on macroinvertebrates in flume mesocosms.  ...  We demonstrated that 16 colmation and decreased flows individually result in decreased density and richness of 17 macroinvertebrates and altered assemblage and trait structure.  ...  manipulated the amount 75 of fine-grained sediment in the stream bed and flow rates in the channel and examined their individual 76 and joint effects on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages.  ... 
doi:10.1071/mf15160 fatcat:vh6mcbe7s5eppbuni4rozyzypu

Macroinvertebrate Biodiversity Trends and Habitat Relationships within Headwater Rivers of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Mengzhen Xu, Na Zhao, Xiongdong Zhou, Baozhu Pan, Wei Liu, Shimin Tian, Zhaoyin Wang
2018 Water  
This study presents the findings of systematic investigations and analyses on running-water biodiversity of macroinvertebrate assemblages in the most important headwater streams in the Yalutsangpo and  ...  Because of the restrictive plateau conditions including low water temperature, poor aquatic and riparian vegetation, and low runoff, the macroinvertebrate assemblages showed low biodiversity and were vulnerable  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w10091214 fatcat:2tmybjazwfcehggjgtkiyrlaei

Associations between riffle development and aquatic biota following lowhead dam removal

Danielle R. Cook, S. Mažeika P. Sullivan
2018 Environmental Monitoring & Assessment  
The density and diversity of macroinvertebrates and fish were significantly different over time, largely as a function of season (lowest densities in early spring, greatest in summer).  ...  We assessed relationships between riffle structure and benthic macroinvertebrate and fish assemblages 2 years after a lowhead dam removal in Ohio, USA.  ...  All procedures performed in studies involving animals were in accordance with the ethical standards of The Ohio State University.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10661-018-6716-1 pmid:29748723 pmcid:PMC5945803 fatcat:4r2bgqyzvbgdrhpafylkd6j4le

BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES AS BIOINDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF PARÁ RIVER ESTUARY, A WETLAND OF EASTERN AMAZON

Álvaro José de Almeida Pinto, Vanessa Bandeira da Costa Tavares, Samara Cristina Campelo Pinheiro, Marcelo de Oliveira Lima, Daiane Aviz, Aline Maria Meiguins de Lima
2020 Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais (Online)  
The study characterized and evaluated the use of the benthic macroinvertebrate community as an indicator of impacts in different estuarine environments around the Industrial Port Complex (IPC) of Vila  ...  Results indicated that the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community surrounding the IPC responds to the loss of environmental quality, with extreme effects of a drop in abundance and diversity  ...  Given the environmental vulnerability of aquatic resources in the area, the present study aims to characterize the community of benthic macroinvertebrates in different aquatic environments and seasonal  ... 
doi:10.5327/z2176-947820200760 doaj:90f22bc6d3394c16a7a96c90a04a5bbd fatcat:wz5zkqi27naxteor6bk37xye5i

Agricultural impacts on streams near Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: A case study in the Ebro basin, Northern Spain

Rubén Ladrera, Oscar Belmar, Rafael Tomás, Narcís Prat, Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles, Clara Mendoza-Lera
2019 PLoS ONE  
The relationships between 40 environmental variables and the taxonomic and functional characteristics of the macroinvertebrate assemblages (which are useful indicators of water quality) were analyzed in  ...  The study area was located in the NW of La Rioja (Northern Spain), which has some of the highest nitrate concentrations within the Ebro basin.  ...  Can macroinvertebrate biological traits indicate fine-grained sediment conditions in streams? River Res Appl. 2017; 33(10):1606-17. 32. Burdon FJ, McIntosh AR, Harding JS.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218582 pmid:31703059 pmcid:PMC6839874 fatcat:6cewlwjyyjc7nlzapyt3lc5ouy

Influences of habitat type and environmental variables on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in a large shallow subtropical lake (Lake Taihu, China)

Yongjiu Cai, Zhijun Gong, Boqiang Qin
2010 Annales de Limnologie  
We investigated benthic macroinvertebrate communities in three contrasting habitats of a large shallow lake from February to November 2009.  ...  Analysis of similarities (ANOSIM) and non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) analyses revealed significantly different macroinvertebrate assemblages among the habitats.  ...  The authors thank the Taihu Laboratory for Lake Ecosystem Research (TLLER), Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Science, for providing the water quality data.  ... 
doi:10.1051/limn/2010028 fatcat:re32uvld6nhx7jyz62qpaninxq

The Relative Importance of Spatial Scale Variables for Explaning Macroinvertebrate Richness in Different Aquatic Ecological Function Regions

Yuan Zhang, Xiaobo Jia, Jianing Lin, Chang Qian, Xin Gao, Sen Ding
2019 Water  
Identifying the key drivers of aquatic fauna structuring at multiple spatial scales is critical in reducing biodiversity loss.  ...  We analyzed our data through multiple linear regression models by using the three classes of predicted variables alone and in combination.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w11081550 fatcat:gwyjuv25ejhonm2rugn3o4r6ou

Benthic macroinvertebrates as bioindicators of environmental quality of Pará River estuary, a wetland of Eastern Amazon

Álvaro José de Almeida Pinto, Vanessa Bandeira da Costa Tavares, Samara Cristina Campelo Pinheiro, Marcelo de Oliveira Lima, Daiane Aviz, Aline Maria Meiguins de Lima
2020 Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais (Online)  
The study characterized and evaluated the use of the benthic macroinvertebrate community as an indicator of impacts in different estuarine environments around the Industrial Port Complex (IPC) of Vila  ...  Results indicated that the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community surrounding the IPC responds to the loss of environmental quality, with extreme effects of a drop in abundance and diversity  ...  Given the environmental vulnerability of aquatic resources in the area, the present study aims to characterize the community of benthic macroinvertebrates in different aquatic environments and seasonal  ... 
doi:10.5327/z2176-947820200760 fatcat:5hga62b4nberxjvu3vlvdi3jpm

Comparability of macroinvertebrate biomonitoring indices of river health derived from semi-quantitative and quantitative methodologies

Nicholas C. Everall, Matthew F. Johnson, Paul Wood, Andrew Farmer, Robert L. Wilby, Nick Measham
2017 Ecological Indicators  
63 Aquatic macroinvertebrates are a fundamental component of freshwater ecosystems.  ...  The conservation of freshwater macroinvertebrate populations: a 482 community-based classification scheme.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.040 fatcat:i4vty7wahfam3hxmueujzth6jm

Effects of copper in sediments on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in tropical reservoirs

Beghelli, F. G. S., Pompêo, M. L. M., Rosa, A. H., Moschini-Carlos, V.
2016 Limnetica  
Effects of copper in sediments on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in tropical reservoirs Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element but can be toxic to biota when present above a certain threshold  ...  Benthic macroinvertebrates (BMI) are organisms that inhabit the sediments, so they can be good indicators of sediment toxicity.  ...  Our results permit us to recommend the use of morphological alterations in the mouthparts of chironomid larvae -considering, in principle, the entire taxonomic family in the aquatic environment -for biomonitoring  ... 
doi:10.23818/limn.35.09 fatcat:5vomzdlkijgcrix4sztld4qnou

Evaluation of the ecological status of an impaired watershed by using a multi-index approach

Liliana Carvalho, Rui Cortes, Adriano A. Bordalo
2010 Environmental Monitoring & Assessment  
The objective of this study was to use an integrative approach to assess the ecological sta  ...  The authors thank all who participated in field surveys and laboratorial work (both from ICBAS and Águas de Gaia, E.M.). The authors would like to thank Dr.  ...  Grain size was estimated by sieving the samples and dividing the sediment into seven fractions: silt and clay (<0.063 mm), very fine sand (0.063-0.125 mm), fine sand (0.125-0.250 mm), medium sand (0.250  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10661-010-1473-9 pmid:20449650 fatcat:xpcwvcoctrfyzjeof5kaf2ppyy

Assessing stream channel restoration: the phased recovery framework

Jacob M. Dyste, H. Maurice Valett
2019 Restoration Ecology  
Five sites were located in unimpaired forested watersheds, while four sites were located in a human-developed watershed experiencing nutrient enrichment, increased fine sediment loads, and elevated stream  ...  In unimpaired watersheds, endogenous control, particularly the successional sere of the riparian zone drives ecosystem recovery.  ...  Median size class (D50) and the relative abundance of fine sediment (< 2mm) were determined from these data.  ... 
doi:10.1111/rec.12926 fatcat:wbx75tsjmncgxha4we2nd53hbi

The impact of conifer plantation forestry on the Chydoridae (Cladocera) communities of peatland lakes

T. J. Drinan, C. T. Graham, J. O'Halloran, S. S. C. Harrison
2012 Hydrobiologia  
The relative strengths of bottom-up (forestry-mediated nutrient enrichment) and top-down (fish) forces in structuring littoral macroinvertebrate communities was investigated in a separate study.  ...  Similarly, there was marked changes in the macroinvertebrate communities, especially for the Coleoptera and Heteroptera assemblages which revealed increased taxon richness and abundance in the nutrient-enriched  ...  grained granite Lowland L2 N 53°18.354' W 009°26.926' 108 1.0 1.4 5.3 Yes Aphyric fine grained granite Lowland L3 N 53°18.210' W 009°26.981' 100 1.2 2.3 15.7 Yes Aphyric fine grained  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1230-x fatcat:kxu63joxdjdifdpyp37qt5qwty

The Use of Biological Indices for the Assessment of the River Quality (Ruda River, Poland)

Aneta Spyra, Justyna Kubicka, Małgorzata Strzelec
2017 Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S-Chemia I Inzynieria Ekologiczna S  
The objectives of our survey were to test the biological metrics based on benthic macroinvertebrates at four study sites.  ...  This is particularly important in areas that have suffered from a significant impact of human pressure on the ecological status of water.  ...  In our researches, we observed the occurrence of taxa that are characteristic for habitats with a fine-grained substrate that is overgrown with aquatic plants, e.g.  ... 
doi:10.1515/eces-2017-0020 fatcat:c3xbwouqmjed5es2n4jp4m7wyq
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