High-altitude peatland temporary pools in Bolivia house a high cladoceran diversity

@article{Coronel2009HighaltitudePT,
  title={High-altitude peatland temporary pools in Bolivia house a high cladoceran diversity},
  author={Jorge S. Coronel and Steven A. S. Declerck and Luc Brendonck},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={1166-1174}
}
We studied richness and composition of the cladoceran species in 61 temporary peat-pools (pools within high-altitude peatland mires) in the Cordillera del Tunari in Cochabamba (Bolivia) during one wet season. Of the 21 species collected, two were new to science and five were new records to Bolivia. Across all 61 pools, species richness per pool varied from 3–16 (mean = 8.3 + 2.8 SD). Rarefaction analysis revealed that more than 80% of all collected species was represented by a subsample of 25… CONTINUE READING