Temporal variation in benthic primary production in streams of the Australian wet–dry tropics

  title={Temporal variation in benthic primary production in streams of the Australian wet–dry tropics},
  author={Erica A. Garcia and Neil E. Pettit and Danielle M. Warfe and P. M. C. Davies and Peter M. Kyne and Peter Nov{\'a}k and Michael M Douglas},
In the Australian wet–dry tropics, seasonal changes in hydrology can influence abiotic conditions and consequently influence standing stocks of benthic biomass and production. While there is some understanding of these processes at riverscape scales, effects of seasonal hydrology on benthic biomass and production in low-order streams remain largely unquantified. We observed changes in water quality, algal and macroinvertebrate biomass, and stream benthic primary productivity over a 15-month… CONTINUE READING
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