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Leitner, P; Hauer, C; Ofenbock, T; Pletterbauer, F; Schmidt-Kloiber, A; Graf, W.
(2015): Fine sediment deposition affects biodiversity and density of benthic macroinvertebrates: A case study in the freshwater pearl mussel river Waldaist (Upper Austria)
LIMNOLOGICA. 2015; 50: 54-57. FullText FullText_BOKU

Fine sediment deposition in stream beds frequently generated by certain land use practices has become an increasing stressor for rivers throughout the world. In this study, the role of fine sediment deposition and its impact on the benthic macro-invertebrate assemblages was investigated in a low mountain freshwater pearl mussel stream, the Waldaist. Communities of unaffected sites and sites under high fine sediment deposition were compared. Distinct reactions of benthic assemblages in fine gravelly habitats were ascertained demonstrating a severe but still underestimated threat for invertebrate biodiversity. (C) 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Borgwardt Florian
Graf Wolfram
Hauer Christoph
Leitner Patrick
Schmidt-Kloiber Astrid

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