Distribution of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Head Capsules in Recent Sediments of Canadian Arctic Lakes

@article{Gajewski2005DistributionOC,
  title={Distribution of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Head Capsules in Recent Sediments of Canadian Arctic Lakes},
  author={Konrad Gajewski and Gene Bouchard and Sven E. Wilson and Joshua Kurek and Les C. Cwynar},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={549},
  pages={131-143}
}
Thirty-two taxa of chironomid larvae were collected from the sediments of 50 lakes from across the Canadian Arctic Islands. Most chironomid taxa living in the Arctic have wide distributions, with only one taxon, Abiskomyia, showing a clear geographic limitation in this region. Many of these taxa have habitat preferences, among which lake morphometry, pH, nutrients and temperature are important. Due to the complex environmental patterns in the Arctic, lakes in both the northern and southern… CONTINUE READING
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