Essays about: "macroinvertebrates"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 essays containing the word macroinvertebrates.

  1. 1. How does hydropeaking and geological substrate affect aquatic macroinvertebrates in a regulated river?

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för miljö- och livsvetenskaper (from 2013)

    Author : Andreas Vernby; [2021]
    Keywords : Hydropeaking; geological substrate; aquatic macroinvertebrates; EPT species; Hester-Dendy samplers; Korttidsreglering; geologiskt substrat; akvatiska makroevertebrater; EPT; Hester-Dendy-provtagare;

    Abstract : Hydropower is an important source of renewable energy, but is often a cause of degradation to river ecosystems. Hydropeaking, i.e. the frequent alteration of discharge, is a process involved in hydropower generation and has been proven to affect aquatic organisms negatively. READ MORE

  2. 2. Testing the influence of riparian buffer design on stream biodiversity following drought

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Rasmus Eriksson; [2021]
    Keywords : forestry; clear-cutting; riparian buffers; macroinvertebrates; drought;

    Abstract : Forestry is a major industry in Sweden and the most common method to harvest timber is to clear-cut large areas. Clear-cutting can alter multiple physical, chemical, and ecological characteristics of headwater streams. To minimize these effects, vegetated riparian ‘buffers zones’ are often spared along streams and lakes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of native freshwater mussels and leaf debris on benthic macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity : A field experiment with Margaritifera margaritifera in Vasslabäcken, Örebro county

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för miljö- och livsvetenskaper (from 2013)

    Author : Kai Sven Onken; [2021]
    Keywords : bivalve; functional role; habitat modification; decomposition; biodeposition;

    Abstract : Organisms that are part of complex ecosystems interact not only with other organisms but also with their environment, affecting ecosystem functions. In aquatic ecosystems filter feeders affect ecosystem functioning by transferring energy and nutrients from the water to the benthos. READ MORE

  4. 4. Macroinvertebrate sampling in hydropeaking rivers : Testing Hester-Dendy samplers in a laboratory environment using different flow conditions

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Avdelningen för biologi

    Author : Mattias Hansson; [2020]
    Keywords : hydropower; bioassessment; benthic macroinvertebrates; biotic indicator; vattenkraft; biologiska bedömningsgrunder; bentiska makroevertebrater; bioindikator;

    Abstract : Degraded rivers and streams caused by disturbances have created a need for reliable tools to assess the ecological status of such ecosystems. Numerous methods and programs have been developed to assess ecological status using biological indicators, benthic macroinvertebrates are the most commonly used biotic indicator. READ MORE

  5. 5. Seasonal community dynamics of macroinvertebrates in an Arctic stream

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Ellinor Jakobsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Macroinvertebrates; Arctic; seasonality; community composition; Abisko;

    Abstract : Arctic ecosystems are amongst the most vulnerable on Earth to ongoing climate change. While the responses to these changes are well studied on land, less is known about how aquatic communities may respond to a warmer arctic. READ MORE