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Dispersal ability rather than ecological tolerance drives differences in range size between lentic and lotic water beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Aim In aquatic ecosystems, standing (lentic) and running (lotic) waters differ fundamentally in their stability and persistence, shaping the comparative population genetic structure, geographicalExpand
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Evaluating drivers of vulnerability to climate change: a guide for insect conservation strategies
Ongoing global climate change presents serious challenges in conservation biology, forcing us to revisit previous tools and principles based on how species may respond to novel climatic conditions.Expand
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Can taxonomic distinctness assess anthropogenic impacts in inland waters? A case study from a Mediterranean river basin
SUMMARY 1. It is increasingly recognised that adequate measures of biodiversity should include information on the ‘relatedness’ of species within ecological assemblages, or the phylogenetic levels atExpand
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Population dynamics, growth and production of Sigara selecta (Fieber, 1848) (Hemiptera, Corixidae) in a Mediterranean hypersaline stream
SUMMARY 1. This is the first study on the life cycle, growth and production of Sigara selecta ,a Palearctic corixid species typical of brackish and saline waters, at the warmest limit of its EuropeanExpand
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Contrasting effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on beta diversity in river organisms
Aim We hypothesized that mechanisms underlying beta diversity in rivers would differ between gradients where (1) natural stressors result in progressive species turnover with high specificity andExpand
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Macrophytic, epipelic and epilithic primary production in a semiarid Mediterranean stream
Summary 1. Primary production by Chara vulgaris and by epipelic and epilithic algal assemblages was measured in a semiarid, Mediterranean stream (Chicamo stream, Murcia, Spain) during one annualExpand
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Aquatic Coleoptera and Heteroptera assemblages in waterbodies from ephemeral coastal streams ("ramblas") of south-eastern Spain
A total of 63 species of aquatic Coleoptera (45) and Heteroptera (18) were collected between 1991 and 1994 from 25 sites in the coastal drainage network of semiarid south-eastern Spain (MurciaExpand
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Assessing conservation priorities for insects: status of water beetles in southeast Spain
Abstract We propose an objective method for assessing the vulnerability of species and for prioritizing species and populations for conservation, especially insects. Species of water beetles from twoExpand
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Response of biotic communities to salinity changes in a Mediterranean hypersaline stream
BackgroundThis study investigates the relationship between salinity and biotic communities (primary producers and macroinvertebrates) in Rambla Salada, a Mediterranean hypersaline stream in SE Spain.Expand
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Inter- and intra-annual variations of macroinvertebrate assemblages are related to the hydroperiod in Mediterranean temporary ponds
Macroinvertebrate assemblages of 22 temporary ponds with different hydroperiod were sampled monthly during a dry year (2005–2006) and a wet year (2006–2007). Coleopteran and Heteropteran adults wereExpand
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