EurekaMag
+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Investigations on the organic drift in North Swedish streams
Limitations of Using Microsoft Excel Version 2016 (MS Excel 2016) for Statistical Analysis for Medical Research
Phloem necrosis of coffee in Surinam
Anatomy of Mystus seenghala IV Nervous system
Integrated farming system for gardenland conditions of Coimbatore district - an over view
Tetrapleure (Tetrapleura tetraptera), an unknown African medicinal and spice plant
The origin and phylogenetic significance of the trochophoran larvae 2. evolutionary significance of the larvae of coelomate worms and mollusks
Comparison of rice bran and maize bran as feeds for growing and fattening pigs
Enterobacter amnigenus. An unusual human pathogen
Influence of Seriboost foliar application on leaf yield and leaf protein content in mulberry (Morus spp.), in relation to silkworm cocoon production
The identity of the lipstick mold of cultivated mushrooms agaricus bisporus
Advantages and disadvantages of bordeaux mixture and of lime-sulphur used on apples in the growing season
'Pan-sukh' disease of Rice in the Central Provinces
Geological age of the Ptilophyllum flora; a critical reassessment
Study of vitellogenesis in birds; physiological phases & role of folliculin in vitellogenesis
Evaluation of WCT coconut and Komadan coconut
Therapy for acne with saccharomyces boulardii
Evidence for Late Cretaceous N-S dextral shear in the west-central crystalline core, North Cascades, Washington
'Rajeshwari' - a high-yielding white seeded variety of sesame for Andhra Pradesh
Manufacture of Ricotta cheese from whey fortified with skim milk powder using different acidulants
Occurrence of Eutrichophilus mexicanus (Rudow, 1866) and Eutrichophilus lobatus (Ewing, 1936) (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) on Sphiggurus villosus (Cuvier, 1825) (Rodentia: Erethizontidae) in Rio de
Factors affecting fruitfulness in durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.). I. Flowering and pollination
Bronchial cuff pressure change caused by left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube displacement
Some Biological Applications of Organometallic Compounds
The composition of pampas-grass (Cortaderia argentea.)

Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in north Swedish streams: Environmental relationships


Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in north Swedish streams: Environmental relationships



Ecography 17(1): 9-16



ISSN/ISBN: 0906-7590

DOI: 10.2307/3682928

An analysis of the relationships between lotic macroinvertebrates and environmental variables was carried out on material from 60 riffle sites in streams in northern Sweden. The approach involved the use of TWINSPAN classification and canonical correspondence analysis on presence/absence data from two seasons (spring and autumn). Variables most strongly associated with distribution patterns of assemblages were drainage area, elevation, water quality in terms of alkalinity, colour and phosphate, and the presence of macrophytes. The significance of affinities of different species to these variables are discussed. The eight clusters resulting from the TWINSPAN analysis could biologically be interpreted as classes of taxa related to stream size, chemical conditions and algae. A multiple regression analysis for predicting species richness using three independent variables, viz. drainage area, amount or organic matter, and discharge was constructed. The results of the study could be used as a starting point for further work on the community organization of benthic stream assemblages.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 008218710

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Ecoregions and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of Swedish streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society ): 462-474, 2000

Local, landscape and regional factors structuring benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in Swedish streams. Landscape Ecology ): 501-514, 2004

Structure of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages on a gradient of environmental integrity in Neotropical streams. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia 25(4): 418-428, 2013

Relationships of sedimentation and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in headwater streams using systematic longitudinal sampling at the reach scale. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 161(1-4): 517-530, 2010

Macroinvertebrate assemblages in Andean Patagonian rivers and streams: environmental relationships. Hydrobiologia 444: 147-158, 2001

Prediction of macroinvertebrate communities from environmental factors in north Swedish streams. Internationale Vereinigung fuer Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie Verhandlungen. Mai; 264: 2148-2152, 1998

Relationships Between Environmental Variables and Benthic Diatom Assemblages in California Central Valley Streams (USA). Hydrobiologia 561(1): 119-130, 2006

A comparison of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages among different types of alpine streams. Freshwater Biology 50(12): 2087-2100, 2005

Land-use impacts on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in pampean streams (Argentina). Journal of Environmental Management 2020: 111608, 2021

Comparison of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in small streams along a gradient of flow permanence. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 15(4): 651-669, 1996

The effects of beaver-created wetlands on the benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of two Appalachian streams. Wetlands 21(4): 554-563, 2001

Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages structure in two headwater streams, south-eastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 24.4 (dezembro): 887-897, 2007

Land use and the ecology of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of high-altitude rainforest streams in Uganda. Freshwater Biology 53(4): 681-697, 2008

Impact of the longitudinal and seasonal changes of the water quality on the benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of the Andorran streams. Comptes Rendus Biologies 328(10-11): 963-976, 2005

Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and macrohabitat connectivity in Mediterranean-climate streams of northern California. Journal of the North American Benthological Society ch; 25(1): 32-43, 2006