Responses of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to natural geothermal discharges in Yellowstone National Park, USA

@article{Clements2010ResponsesOB,
  title={Responses of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to natural geothermal discharges in Yellowstone National Park, USA},
  author={William H Clements and Jeffrey L. Arnold and Todd M. Koel and Rob Daley and Cathie Jean},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={137-149}
}
We examined responses of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to natural geothermal discharges in 32 streams in Yellowstone National Park (YNP), USA. Geothermal discharges played a major role in structuring benthic communities in YNP, as downstream communities were characterized by low species richness, reduced abundance of EPT taxa and increased abundance of tolerant caddisflies (Trichoptera), chironomids and non-insects. While some taxa were a subset of tolerant organisms that were also… CONTINUE READING
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