publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Measuring ecological change of aquatic macrophytes in Mediterranean rivers

Rui Pedro Rivaes; Patricia María Rodríguez-González; FC Aguiar; Teresa Ferreira;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Abstract A metric was developed for assessing anthropogenic impacts on aquatic macrophyte ecology by scoring macrophyte species along the main gradient of community change. A measure of ecological quality was then calculated by Weighted Averaging (WA) of these species scores at a monitoring site, and comparison to a reference condition score. This metric was used to illustrate the difficulties of developing aquatic macrophyte indices based on indicator species in Mediterranean rivers. The response of the metric to a nutrient gradient was examined within two different river typologies: the national typology designed for the Water Framework Directive and a typolog...
Subjects
free text keywords: Water Framework Directive, biological assessment, detrended correspondence analysis, reciprocal averaging, aquatic macrophytes, weighted averaging, Aquatic Science
Related Organizations
Funded by
FCT| SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
Project
SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
RIPARIAN WOODS IN IBERIA: ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS, QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
  • Funding stream: SFRH | Pós-Doutoramento
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Aguiar, F., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Rodriguez-González, P., 2008. Tipologia ripícola de sistemas fluviais portugueses. Tecnologia da Água 3, 30-38.

Aguiar, F.C., Feio, M.J., Ferreira, M.T., 2011. Choosing the best method for stream bioassessment using macrophyte communities: indices and predictive models. Ecol. Indic. 11, 379-388.

Armitage, P.D., Moss, D., Wright, J.F., 1983. The performance of a new biological water quality score system based on macroinvertebrates over a wide range of polluted running-water sites. Water Res. 17, 333-347.

Barendregt, A., Bio, A.M.F., 2003. Relevant variables to predict macrophyte communities in running waters. Ecol. Model. 160, 205-217. [OpenAIRE]

Bartram, J., Ballance, R., 1996. Water Quality Monitoring. Chapman and Hall, London.

Benzérci, J., 1973, L'analyse des données. Tome I: la taxinomie. Tome II: L'analyse des correspondances. Paris.

Birk, S., Willby, N., Chauvin, C., Coops, H., Denys, L., Galoux, D., Kolada, A., Pall, K., Pardo, I., Pot, R., Stelzer, D., 2007. Report on the Central Baltic River GIG macrophyte intercalibration exercise, CIRCA. http://circa.europa.eu/Public/irc/jrc/jrc eewai/library?l=/milestone reports/ milestone reports 2007/rivers/cb gig/june-07-v2 annexes/cbrivgig june-07- v2pdf 1/ EN 1.0 &a=d.

Birk, S., 2011. WISER Deliverable D2.1-1: database on assessment methods for lakes, rivers, coastal and transitional waters in Europe. In: Water Bodies In Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery (WISER). University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Carbiener, R., Tremolieres, M., Mercier, J.L., Ortscheit, A., 1990. Aquatic macrophyte communities as bioindicators of eutrophication in calcareous oligosaprobe stream waters (Upper Rhine Plain, Alsace). Vegetatio 86, 71-88. [OpenAIRE]

Carpenter, S.R., Lodge, D.M., 1986. Effects of submerged macrophytes on ecosystem processes. Aquat. Bot. 26, 341-370. [OpenAIRE]

CEN, 2003. Water quality-guidance for the surveying of aquatic macrophytes in running waters. EN14184:2003. Comité Européen de Normalization.

Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P.A., Serbin, R.D., 2000. Macroinvertebrates associated with submerged macrophytes: sample size and power to detect effects. Hydrobiologia 441, 133-139. [OpenAIRE]

Clarke, K.R., Gorley, R.N., 2006. PRIMER v.6 User Manual/Tutorial. PRIMER-E Ltd., Plymouth.

Clesceri, L.S., Greenberg, A.E., Eaton, A.D., 1999. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 20th ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, USA.

Collier, K.J., Champion, P.D., Croker, G.F., 1999. Patch- and reach-scale dynamics of a macrophyte-invertebrate system in a New Zealand lowland stream. Hydrobiologia 392, 89-97. [OpenAIRE]

62 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Abstract A metric was developed for assessing anthropogenic impacts on aquatic macrophyte ecology by scoring macrophyte species along the main gradient of community change. A measure of ecological quality was then calculated by Weighted Averaging (WA) of these species scores at a monitoring site, and comparison to a reference condition score. This metric was used to illustrate the difficulties of developing aquatic macrophyte indices based on indicator species in Mediterranean rivers. The response of the metric to a nutrient gradient was examined within two different river typologies: the national typology designed for the Water Framework Directive and a typolog...
Subjects
free text keywords: Water Framework Directive, biological assessment, detrended correspondence analysis, reciprocal averaging, aquatic macrophytes, weighted averaging, Aquatic Science
Related Organizations
Funded by
FCT| SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
Project
SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
RIPARIAN WOODS IN IBERIA: ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS, QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: SFRH/BPD/29333/2006
  • Funding stream: SFRH | Pós-Doutoramento
62 references, page 1 of 5

Aguiar, F., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Rodriguez-González, P., 2008. Tipologia ripícola de sistemas fluviais portugueses. Tecnologia da Água 3, 30-38.

Aguiar, F.C., Feio, M.J., Ferreira, M.T., 2011. Choosing the best method for stream bioassessment using macrophyte communities: indices and predictive models. Ecol. Indic. 11, 379-388.

Armitage, P.D., Moss, D., Wright, J.F., 1983. The performance of a new biological water quality score system based on macroinvertebrates over a wide range of polluted running-water sites. Water Res. 17, 333-347.

Barendregt, A., Bio, A.M.F., 2003. Relevant variables to predict macrophyte communities in running waters. Ecol. Model. 160, 205-217. [OpenAIRE]

Bartram, J., Ballance, R., 1996. Water Quality Monitoring. Chapman and Hall, London.

Benzérci, J., 1973, L'analyse des données. Tome I: la taxinomie. Tome II: L'analyse des correspondances. Paris.

Birk, S., Willby, N., Chauvin, C., Coops, H., Denys, L., Galoux, D., Kolada, A., Pall, K., Pardo, I., Pot, R., Stelzer, D., 2007. Report on the Central Baltic River GIG macrophyte intercalibration exercise, CIRCA. http://circa.europa.eu/Public/irc/jrc/jrc eewai/library?l=/milestone reports/ milestone reports 2007/rivers/cb gig/june-07-v2 annexes/cbrivgig june-07- v2pdf 1/ EN 1.0 &a=d.

Birk, S., 2011. WISER Deliverable D2.1-1: database on assessment methods for lakes, rivers, coastal and transitional waters in Europe. In: Water Bodies In Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery (WISER). University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Carbiener, R., Tremolieres, M., Mercier, J.L., Ortscheit, A., 1990. Aquatic macrophyte communities as bioindicators of eutrophication in calcareous oligosaprobe stream waters (Upper Rhine Plain, Alsace). Vegetatio 86, 71-88. [OpenAIRE]

Carpenter, S.R., Lodge, D.M., 1986. Effects of submerged macrophytes on ecosystem processes. Aquat. Bot. 26, 341-370. [OpenAIRE]

CEN, 2003. Water quality-guidance for the surveying of aquatic macrophytes in running waters. EN14184:2003. Comité Européen de Normalization.

Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P.A., Serbin, R.D., 2000. Macroinvertebrates associated with submerged macrophytes: sample size and power to detect effects. Hydrobiologia 441, 133-139. [OpenAIRE]

Clarke, K.R., Gorley, R.N., 2006. PRIMER v.6 User Manual/Tutorial. PRIMER-E Ltd., Plymouth.

Clesceri, L.S., Greenberg, A.E., Eaton, A.D., 1999. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 20th ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, USA.

Collier, K.J., Champion, P.D., Croker, G.F., 1999. Patch- and reach-scale dynamics of a macrophyte-invertebrate system in a New Zealand lowland stream. Hydrobiologia 392, 89-97. [OpenAIRE]

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