Effects of local land-use on riparian vegetation, water quality, and the functional organization of macroinvertebrate assemblages.

@article{Fierro2017EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of local land-use on riparian vegetation, water quality, and the functional organization of macroinvertebrate assemblages.},
  author={Pablo Fierro and Carlos Eduardo Bertr{\'a}n and J. M Chore{\~n}o Tapia and Enrique Hauenstein and Fernando Pe{\~n}a-Cort{\'e}s and Carolina Troncoso Vergara and Cindy Cerna and Luis Vargas-Chacoff},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2017},
  volume={609},
  pages={
          724-734
        }
}
Land-use change is a principal factor affecting riparian vegetation and river biodiversity. In Chile, land-use change has drastically intensified over the last decade, with native forests converted to exotic forest plantations and agricultural land. However, the effects thereof on aquatic ecosystems are not well understood. Closing this knowledge gap first requires understanding how human perturbations affect riparian and stream biota. Identified biological indicators could then be applied to… CONTINUE READING
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