Effects of suspended sediment and desiccation on the benthic tailwater community in the Colorado River, USA

  title={Effects of suspended sediment and desiccation on the benthic tailwater community in the Colorado River, USA},
  author={Michael L. Shaver and Joseph P. Shannon and Kevin Wilson and Peggy L. Benenati and Dean W. Blinn},
We demonstrated that differences in habitatrequirements by C. glomerata and Oscillatoria havea profound bottom-up influence on the foodweb in thetailwaters below Glen Canyon Dam in the Colorado Riverthrough Grand Canyon National Park, USA. We examinedthe effects of suspended sediment and desiccation onthe colonization sequence of Cladophora glomerata andOscillatoria spp. and the consequent effects onmacroinvertebrates in each algal community in a seriesof reciprocal transplants in the regulated… CONTINUE READING

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