publication . Article . 2013

Hyporheic invertebrates as bioindicators of ecological health in temporary rivers: A meta-analysis

Leigh, C; Stubbington, R; Sheldon, F; Boulton, AJ;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Ecological Indicators, volume 32, pages 62-73 (issn: 1470-160X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
Worldwide, many rivers cease flow and dry either naturally or owing to human activities such as water extraction. However, even when surface water is absent, diverse assemblages of aquatic invertebrates inhabit the saturated sediments below the river bed (hyporheic zone). In the absence of surface water or flow, biota of this zone may be sampled as an alternative to surface water-based ecological assessments. The potential of hyporheic invertebrates as ecological indicators of river health, however, is largely unexplored. We analysed hyporheic taxa lists from the international literature on temporary rivers to assess compositional similarity among broad-scale re...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, General Decision Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Bioindicator, Ecological indicator, Ecological health, Biology, Ecological assessment, Hyporheic zone, Species richness, Biota, Surface water
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publication . Article . 2013

Hyporheic invertebrates as bioindicators of ecological health in temporary rivers: A meta-analysis

Leigh, C; Stubbington, R; Sheldon, F; Boulton, AJ;