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Applications of artificial neural networks for patterning and predicting aquatic insect species richness in running waters
Abstract Two artificial neural networks (ANNs), unsupervised and supervised learning algorithms, were applied to suggest practical approaches for the analysis of ecological data. Four major aquaticExpand
The ecology of European ponds: defining the characteristics of a neglected freshwater habitat
There is growing awareness in Europe of the importance of ponds, and increasing understanding of the contribution they make to aquatic biodiversity and catchment functions. Collectively, they supportExpand
Biodiversity and distribution patterns of freshwater invertebrates in farm ponds of a south-western French agricultural landscape
We assessed the importance for biodiversity of man-made farm ponds in an agricultural landscape in SW France lacking natural wetlands. The ponds were originally created to provide a variety ofExpand
Seasonal variations in the physical and chemical characteristics of ponds: implications for biodiversity conservation
It was indicated that ponds varied in terms of plant and animal species richness and rarity, temperature, and oxygen concentration at different successional stages, and the results suggest that biotic diversity is, in part, driven by local-scale physical and chemical heterogeneity. Expand
The ecological role of ponds in a changing world
While the ecological role of ponds is now well-established, authoritative research-based advice remains needed to inform future direction in the conservation of small water bodies and to further bridge the gap between science and practice. Expand
Understorey environments influence functional diversity in tank‐bromeliad ecosystems
The results provide evidence that tank-bromeliads, which grow in a broad range of ecological conditions, promote aquatic food web diversity in neotropical forests and show that algal production can support a non-detrital food web in these systems. Expand
Influence of intermittent hydropeaking on the longitudinal zonation patterns of benthic invertebrates in a mountain stream
The longitudinal zonation patterns of invertebrate species were studied in the River Oriege (Pyrenees, France) from 920 to 819 m a.s.l. At 912 m a.s.l., the river receives hypolimnetic water divertedExpand
Diversity and nest site selection of social wasps along Guianese forest edges: assessing the influence of arboreal ants.
It is documents that most wasp species select plants possibly repulsive to arboreal ants, while associations with arbiological ants, although confirmed here, have been overrepresented in the literature. Expand
Structure of aquatic insect communities in tank-bromeliads in a East-Amazonian rainforest in French Guiana
The classification of bromeliads with respect to animal species is likely to provide referential schemes for those biodiversity patterns to be expected under certain conditions, and may help to target model communities for subsequent experimental research. Expand