Influence of Ambient pH on Freshwater Invertebrates under Experimental Conditions

@article{Berezina2004InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of Ambient pH on Freshwater Invertebrates under Experimental Conditions},
  author={Nadezhda A. Berezina},
  journal={Russian Journal of Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={343-351}
}
In experimental mesocosms differing in water pH, the communities of macroinvertebrates demonstrated marked differences in their species composition and the quantitative ratios between the main groups of members (oligochaetes, chironomids, mollusks, etc.). The highest species diversity was recorded at pH 4.09–8.65. It proved to decrease at pH below 4 and above 9. In experiments on determining tolerance to water pH, seven groups of invertebrates differing in their adaptive potential were… CONTINUE READING