Diversity and community structure of rapids-dwelling fishes of the Xingu River: Implications for conservation amid large-scale hydroelectric development

@article{Fitzgerald2018DiversityAC,
  title={Diversity and community structure of rapids-dwelling fishes of the Xingu River: Implications for conservation amid large-scale hydroelectric development},
  author={D. B. Fitzgerald and M. P{\'e}rez and L. Sousa and A. Gonçalves and L. R. Py-Daniel and N. Lujan and J. Zuanon and K. Winemiller and J. Lundberg},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2018},
  volume={222},
  pages={104-112}
}
Abstract A recent boom in hydroelectric development in the world's most diverse tropical river basins is currently threatening aquatic biodiversity on an unprecedented scale. [...] Key Method We surveyed fish assemblages within rapids in the three segments impacted by the BMHC prior to hydrologic alteration, and tested for differences in assemblage structure between segments and seasons. Fish species richness varied only slightly between segments, but there were significant differences in assemblage structure…Expand
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