Variable effects of sediment addition on stream benthos

@article{Lenat1981VariableEO,
  title={Variable effects of sediment addition on stream benthos},
  author={David R. Lenat and David L. Penrose and Kenneth W. Eagleson},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={1981},
  volume={79},
  pages={187-194}
}
Two upper Piedmont streams were studied to determine the effects of road construction, especially sediment inputs. Benthic macroinvertebrate data suggest that the stream community responded to sediment additions in two different ways. Under high flow conditions the benthic fauna occurs mainly on rocky substrates. As sediment is added to a stream the area of available rock habitat decreases, with a corresponding decrease in benthic density. There is, however, little change in community structure… CONTINUE READING

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