MICROFORM BED CLUSTERS AS REFUGIA FOR PERIPHYTON IN A FLOOD-PRONE HEADWATER STREAM

@inproceedings{Francoeur1998MICROFORMBC,
  title={MICROFORM BED CLUSTERS AS REFUGIA FOR PERIPHYTON IN A FLOOD-PRONE HEADWATER STREAM},
  author={Steven N. Francoeur and Barry J. F. Biggs and Rex Loren Lowe},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Flood effects on benthic algal communities grown upon three common substratum types were assessed in a gravel‐bed stream. Microform bed clusters (MBCs) and, to a lesser extent, boulders conferred resistance on their associated periphyton communities (i.e., reduced flood‐induced biomass loss; functioned as refugia) relative to cobble/gravel substrata. On all substrata, flooding significantly reduced the relative abundance of Diatoma hiemale, and increased the relative abundance of… CONTINUE READING

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