Influence of flow permanence on headwater macroinvertebrate communities in a Cumberland Plateau watershed, USA

  title={Influence of flow permanence on headwater macroinvertebrate communities in a Cumberland Plateau watershed, USA},
  author={Scott A. Grubbs},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  • S. Grubbs
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Ecology
Forested headwater systems provide critical habitat needs for diverse macroinvertebrate faunas globally. This study compared macroinvertebrate community structure between ten temporary and perennial stream channels in a Cumberland Plateau (USA) watershed. Macroinvertebrates were sampled in winter and spring over a 2-year period. Several macroinvertebrate taxa displayed distinct abundance patterns with either increasing or decreasing stream permanence. There were no individual taxa, however… 
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