Characterization of diatom assemblages in mid-altitude streams of NW Italy

@article{Bona2006CharacterizationOD,
  title={Characterization of diatom assemblages in mid-altitude streams of NW Italy},
  author={Francesca Bona and Elisa Falasco and Sara Fassina and Bona Griselli and Guido Badino},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={583},
  pages={265-274}
}
Following the European Water Framework Directive, this study aims to be the first step to (i) identify diatom type assemblages in unpolluted streams in NW Italy, and (ii) find which ecological factors explain most of the variation. To achieve this, we collected physical, chemical and benthic community data from four streams in NW Italy from 2001 to 2004, for a total of 72 samples. All sampling sites were between 200 m a.s.l. and 800 m a.s.l., but differed in the dominant lithological substrate… CONTINUE READING