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Seasonality and predictability shape temporal species diversity.
This framework provides tools for examining trends at a variety of temporal scales, seasonal and beyond, and predicted that temporal beta diversity should be maximized in highly predictable and highly seasonal climates, and that low degrees of seasonality, predictability, or both would lower diversity in characteristic ways. Expand
The Andean Biotic Index (ABI): revised tolerance to pollution values for macroinvertebrate families and index performance evaluation.
This review shows that in the high Andes, the tolerance of several macroinvertebrate families to pollution differs from those reported in other areas, and proposes an Andean Biotic Index (ABI), which is based on the BMWP index. Expand
SARS-CoV-2 in river water: Implications in low sanitation countries
- L. Guerrero-Latorre, I. Ballesteros, Irina Villacrés-Granda, M. Granda, B. Freire-Paspuel, B. Ríos-Touma
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Science of The Total Environment
- 9 July 2020
The results showed that SARS-CoV-2 was detected for both target regions in all samples analyzed in a range of 2,91E+05 to 3,19E+06 GC/L for N1 and from 2,07E-05 to 2,22E-06GC/l for N2, which have several implications in health and ecology that should be further assessed. Expand
Macroinvertebrate Assemblages of an Andean High‐Altitude Tropical Stream: The Importance of Season and Flow
We studied the Piburja stream, a high-altitude tropical stream in Ecuador. Our main goals were to determine whether the macroinvertebrate community composition and abundance differed between seasons,… Expand
Urban stream renovation: incorporating societal objectives to achieve ecological improvements
This work proposes urban stream renovation as a flexible stream improvement framework in which short-term ecological and societal outcomes are leveraged to achieve long- term ecological objectives and discusses potential abuses and the importance of linking societal outcomes to long-term ecology objectives. Expand
Using prey availability to evaluate Lower Colorado River riparian restoration
Tolerance values of benthic macroinvertebrates for stream biomonitoring: assessment of assumptions underlying scoring systems worldwide
- F. Chang, Justin Lawrence, B. Ríos-Touma, V. Resh
- Biology, Medicine
- Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
- 1 April 2014
11 basic assumptions about pollution tolerance of TVs of benthic macroinvertebrates were found to be supported despite regional variability, and development and the reporting of how they are assigned need to be more rigorous and be better described. Expand
Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects: What Do We Learn from Monitoring?
Two decades since calls for stream restoration projects to be scientifically assessed, most projects are still unevaluated, and conducted evaluations yield ambiguous results. Even after these decades… Expand
Quito's virome: Metagenomic analysis of viral diversity in urban streams of Ecuador's capital city.
- L. Guerrero-Latorre, Brigette Romero, +4 authors B. Ríos-Touma
- Biology, Medicine
- The Science of the total environment
- 15 December 2018
The wide diversity of species detected through metagenomics gives key information about the public health risks present in the urban rivers of Quito and describes for the first time the presence of important infectious agents not previously reported in Ecuador and with very little reports in Latin America. Expand
Habitat Restoration in the Context of Watershed Prioritization: The Ecological Performance of Urban Stream Restoration Projects in Portland, Oregon
In Portland (Oregon, USA), restoration actions have been undertaken at the watershed scale (e.g. revegetation and stormwater management) to improve water quality and, where water quality and… Expand