Development of an Index of Trophic Completeness for benthic macroinvertebrate communities in flowing waters

@article{Pavluk2004DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an Index of Trophic Completeness for benthic macroinvertebrate communities in flowing waters},
  author={Timur I. Pavluk and Abraham bij de Vaate and Heather A. Leslie},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={135-141}
}
The analysis of the trophic structure of benthic macroinvertebrate communities can be used in biological assessments of the condition of river ecosystems. Using the trophic, or functional approach, the Index of Trophic Completeness (ITC) was developed. The goal was to overcome the problems and drawbacks of using conventional diversity or biotic indices in biological assessments of rivers, such as limitation to distinct geographical regions or focus on species richness without regard for… CONTINUE READING

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