The distribution of macroinvertebrate assemblages in a reach of the River Allier (France), in relation to riverbed characteristics

  title={The distribution of macroinvertebrate assemblages in a reach of the River Allier (France), in relation to riverbed characteristics},
  author={Aude Beauger and Nicole Lair and Patricia Reyes-Marchant and Jean-Luc Peiry},
Macroinvertebrate assemblages of large alluvial streams are poorly documented. This study identified the physical characteristics affecting the macroinvertebrates community distribution in a large alluvial river devoid of major anthropogenic impacts. It was oriented towards the influence of the characteristics of the physical habitat (velocity, depth, grain-size classes of mineral substrates, macrophytes) on macroinvertebrates (richness, density, body size, feeding habits), with particular… 

Macroinvertebrate functional organization and water quality in a large arid river from Patagonia (Argentina)

The composition and abundance of functional feeding groups of the macroinvertebrate communities were investigated along the Chubut River in the Patagonian Precordillera and Plateau, Argentina. Chubut

Stream power as a predictor of aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Yarlung Tsangpo River Basin (Tibetan Plateau)

Abstract Assemblage structures and distribution patterns of aquatic macroinvertebrates are influenced by riverine environmental variables. The relationship between environmental variables and

Ecological studies on the aquatic macro-invertebrate population dynamics of the snow-fed Kali River in Uttarakhand, India

Freshwater macro-invertebrates are the bottom dwelling organisms. Their presence, distribution and diversity is affected by many eco-biological factors. The aim of this study was to assess the

The assemblage characteristics of benthic macroinvertebrates in the Yalutsangpo River, the highest major river in the world

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Taxonomic diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates along the Oum Er Rbia River (Morocco): implications for water quality bio-monitoring using indicator species

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The influence of variables at different scales on stream benthic macroinvertebrates in Luanhe River Basin

The aims of the study were to identify the key factors related to macroinvertebrates at reach and catchment scales, and to determine which scale is more important in explaining the variation of macroinVertebrates assemblages in this region.

Seasonal effects on diversity of macroinvertebrates in Himalayan Lake Prashar, Himachal Pradesh, India

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We analysed the spatial patterns in macroinvertebrate taxon richness and abundance at two scales: sampling unit and basin. We sampled 12 stream sites in three zones of Portugal, differing in climate

Longitudinal changes in Trichoptera and Coleoptera assemblages and environmental conditions in the Loire River (France)

It was concluded that faunistic changes concerning the upper reach of the Loire River could be compared to those of a small river and the effects of polluted areas and/or dams do not drastically modify Trichoptera and Coleoptera assemblages, even if the species richness drops downstream of Villerest, the major dam.

Benthic macroinvertebrate community structure, function and production with respect to habitat type, reach and drainage basin in the southern Appalachians (U.S.A.)

SUMMARY 1. Benthic macroinvertebrates were sampled for 1 year to assess functional and taxonomic differences in invertebrate biomass and production with respect to habitat types, reaches and

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Macroinvertebrate community structure along gradients of hydraulic and sedimentary conditions in a large gravel-bed river

SUMMARY 1. The spatial distribution of macroinvertebrate species was examined in relation to hydraulic and sedimentary conditions in a large gravel-bed river, the Fraser River, Canada. Mean annual

The quantification of local substrate heterogeneity in streams and its significance for macroinvertebrate assemblages

  • L. Boyero
  • Environmental Science
  • 2004
The effect of substrate heterogeneity on the structure of stream macroinvertebrate assemblages (total abundance, taxon richness, and evenness) is still not clear, but this could be due to the lack of

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Summary 1. We relate invertebrate assemblages to direct measurements of near-bed hydraulic conditions that integrate the complex three-dimensional structure of flow close to the bottom. 2.

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Summary 1. AusRivAS (Australian River Assessment Scheme) models were developed, using macroinvertebrates as indicators, to assess the ecological condition of rivers in Western Australia as part of

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It is indicated that genus or perhaps family identifications are sufficient for large-river biomonitoring using invertebrate traits, although raw abundances could provide a better discrimination of low levels of human impact, presence–absence data is suggested.