publication . Article . 2016

Riparian Communities along Longitudinal Gradients in Mexico's Northeastern San Juan River

Guerra, San Juana; Lizárraga-Mendiola, Liliana; Návar, José;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, Coordinación de Comunicación, Participación e Información
Abstract: This research was conducted in three major tributaries of Mexico's northeast San Juan River with the major objectives of: (a) describing the diversity-abundance of riparian trees, benthic insects and fish faunal communities and (b) associating the fish and benthic insect communities to riparian tree communities, flow quality, and discharge parameters along a longitudinal gradient of water stress. Regardless of the high spatial variability, two gradients could be identified using multivariate analysis. Diversity of riparian trees, benthic insects and fish fauna was larger in more pristine and less perturbed upper in contrast to lower sampling sites. Ben...
free text keywords: Characterization of riparian habitats, alpha and beta diversity indices, longitudinal river segments, Multivariate analysis, caracterización de hábitats ripáricos, índices de diversidad alfa y beta, segmentos longitudinales de ríos, análisis multivariados
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