Chironomidae (Diptera) species diversity of estuaries across a land use gradient on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

@article{Kranzfelder2018ChironomidaeS,
  title={Chironomidae (Diptera) species diversity of estuaries across a land use gradient on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica},
  author={Petra Kranzfelder and L. Ferrington},
  journal={Revista De Biologia Tropical},
  year={2018},
  volume={66},
  pages={1118-1134}
}
The family Chironomidae (Diptera) is the most widely distributed, most diverse, and often the most abundant of all families of benthic macroinvertebrates in aquatic ecosystems, including estuaries and other coastal marine ecosystems. Chironomid assemblages are likely to provide a useful measure of biotic integrity in estuaries of Costa Rica, which lack an intensive estuarine bioassessment tool to support environmental monitoring and regulatory programs. We characterized the taxonomic… Expand
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