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Streams in Mediterranean Climate Regions: Abiotic Influences and Biotic Responses to Predictable Seasonal Events
▪ Abstract Streams in mediterranean-climate regions (areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, parts of western North America, parts of west and south Australia, southwestern South Africa and parts of
Freshwater biomonitoring and benthic macroinvertebrates.
This chapter discusses biomonitoring using freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates using individual organisms, populations, and species assemblages for assessment of ecosystem health, as well as new approaches to quantitative and qualitative assessment.
The Role of Disturbance in Stream Ecology
We define disturbance in stream ecosystems to be: any relatively discrete event in time that is characterized by a frequency, intensity, and severity outside a predictable range, and that disrupts
The Reference Condition: A Comparison of Multimetric and Multivariate Approaches to Assess Water-Quality Impairment Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Comparing the procedures for establishing reference conditions, and assessing the strengths and deficiencies of multimetric and multivariate methods for establishing water-quality status, it is recommended that they be used together, and in conjunction with, multimetric studies.
Developments in aquatic insect biomonitoring: a comparative analysis of recent approaches.
This work used 12 criteria that should be fulfilled by an "ideal" biomonitoring tool, addressing the rationale, implementation, and performance of a method, and suggested that societies and governments prioritize how these criteria should be ranked.
Hydraulic Stream Ecology: Observed Patterns and Potential Applications
Hydraulic stream ecology provides methods to scale flow in lotic research, which will lead to an increase in replicability and predictability in studies of running water ecosystems.
Author Sequence and Credit for Contributions in Multiauthored Publications
A transparent, simple, and straightforward approach that is free from any arbitrary rank valuation is required to estimate the credit associated with the sequence of authors' names on multiauthored
Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and macrohabitat connectivity in Mediterranean-climate streams of northern California
Abstract Drought leads to a loss of longitudinal and lateral hydrologic connectivity, which causes direct or indirect changes in stream ecosystem properties. Changes in macrohabitat availability from
Taxonomy and stream ecology—The benefits of genus- and species-level identifications
  • D. Lenat, V. Resh
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the North American Benthological…
  • 1 June 2001
Naming even all the well-known groups in a single stream segment, such as identifying all the aquatic insects, can be a daunting task.
Design and implementation of rapid assessment approaches for water resource monitoring using benthic macroinvertebrates
Abstract Benthic macroinvertebrates are the group of organisms most widely used for assessment of water resources. Rapid assessment approaches are intended to be efficient and cost effective; savings