Can the Detection of Salinity and Habitat Simplification Gradients using Rapid Bioassessment of Benthic Invertebrates be Improved through Finer Taxonomic Resolution or Alternative Indices?

@article{Metzeling2005CanTD,
  title={Can the Detection of Salinity and Habitat Simplification Gradients using Rapid Bioassessment of Benthic Invertebrates be Improved through Finer Taxonomic Resolution or Alternative Indices?},
  author={Leon Metzeling and Stephen J. Perriss and David Dorman Robinson},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={572},
  pages={235-252}
}
Benthic macroinvertebrates are commonly used in rapid bioassessment programs of rivers and streams with a few standard measures used to assess condition. These include AUSRIVAS predictive models, indices such as SIGNAL and EPT and a simple measure of taxa richness, number of families. Data in these programs are usually identified to family level. Until recently, there has been no assessment of the performance of these standard measures to specific environmental gradients. In addition, the level… CONTINUE READING

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