The influence of riparian vegetation on macroinvertebrate community structure and functional organization in six new Guinea streams

  title={The influence of riparian vegetation on macroinvertebrate community structure and functional organization in six new Guinea streams},
  author={David Dudgeon},
Information on the ecology of New Guinea streams is meagre, and data are needed on the trophic basis of aquatic production in rivers such as the Sepik in Papua New Guinea which have low fish yields. This study investigates the relationship between riparian shading (from savanna grassland to primary rainforest), algal and detrital food, and macroinvertebrate abundance and community structure in 6 Sepik River tributary streams. A particular aim was to elucidate macroinvertebrate community… CONTINUE READING
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