Monitoring Tropical Urban Wetlands through Biotic Indices

  title={Monitoring Tropical Urban Wetlands through Biotic Indices},
  author={Batni Alakananda and M. K. Mahesh and G. Supriya and Meganathan Boominathan and Chandra Shekhar Balachandran and T. V. Ramachandra},
  journal={Journal of Biodiversity},
  pages={106 - 91}
Abstract Integrity of urban wetlands depends on biological aspects, which is dependent on physical and chemical aspects. Biological assessment focuses on biotic components of an ecosystem. Among many known bioindicators, benthic diatoms and macroinvertebrates are commonly used. This study investigates the water quality for 11 urban wetlands in a tropical region (Bangalore, India) using bioindicators. Diatom and macroinvertebrate community structure, diversity and indices were calculated to… 
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