Macroinvertebrate diversity in fragmented Alpine streams: implications for freshwater conservation

@article{Monaghan2005MacroinvertebrateDI,
  title={Macroinvertebrate diversity in fragmented Alpine streams: implications for freshwater conservation},
  author={Michael T Monaghan and Christopher Thomas Robinson and Piet Spaak and James V. Ward},
  journal={Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={67},
  pages={454-464}
}
Lakes and reservoirs disrupt the longitudinal connectivity of streams, considerably affecting benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and diversity. Changes in assemblage composition within fragments can result from habitat alteration and reduced dispersal between fragments. We investigated the effects of habitat fragmentation in 10 Alpine streams, examining 69 taxa of benthic macroinvertebrates from 22 sites in fragmented and freeflowing streams. Total taxon richness (α-diversity) ranged from 6… CONTINUE READING