Ecological assessment of an intermittent Mediterranean river using community structure and function: evaluating the role of different organism groups.

Authors: 
Hughes S., Santos J., Ferreira M., R C. & Mendes A.
Publisher: 
Freshwater Biology, 54, 2383-2400.
Year: 
2009
Abstract: 
Reliable lotic ecological monitoring requires knowledge of river typology, environmental factors, the effect of stressors known here as 'pressures' and appropriate indicators of anthropogenically induced change. We sampled benthic macroinvertebrate, fish, bird and macrophyte communities along an intermittent Mediterranean river and analysed community structure (relative abundance) and function (metrics) relative to environmental and pressure gradients in order to identify suitable indicator group (s) for future monitoring.
Source type: 
Journal
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