Chironomid communities as water quality indicators

  title={Chironomid communities as water quality indicators},
  author={O. A. S{\ae}ther},
  • O. A. Sæther
  • Published 1979
  • Biology
  • Ecography
  • Recent mathematical indices summarizing biological communities of indicators are recapitulated. Improvements of these indices based on weighting according to width of trophic ranges of each species are suggested. Their principle deficiencies, however, are pointed out. Revised lists of characteristic profundal as well as littoral and sublittoral chironomids in Nearctic and Palearctic lakes show that at least 15 characteristic chironomid species communities can be delineated, 6 in each of… CONTINUE READING
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    Chironomid-based classification of lakes in western Finnish Lapland
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