Stream Insects as Bioindicators of Fine Sediment

  title={Stream Insects as Bioindicators of Fine Sediment},
  author={Christina D. Relyea and G. Wayne Minshall and Robert J. Danehy},
Fine inorganic sediment (≤ 2mm) is a major non-point source pollutant in streams. While some fine sediment in streams is natural, loads in human-impacted streams often exceed their capacity to flush these sediments during high flows. Regardless of the source, the negative effects of increased levels of fine sediment in streams are realized in all biotic components of stream ecosystems from microbes to fish and in functional components such as primary and secondary production and nutrient… CONTINUE READING
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