Macroinvertebrate Recovery of a Post-Thermal Stream: Habitat Structure and Biotic Function

Macroinvertebrate Recovery of a Post-Thermal Stream: Habitat Structure and Biotic Function

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Lakly, M.B., Vaun McArthur, J. 2000. Macroinvertebrate Recovery of a Post-Thermal Stream: Habitat Structure and Biotic Function. Ecological Engineering. Elsevier, New York, NY. Volume 15, Supplement 1. Pages S87-S100
biological, restoration, stream, Macro-invertebrate
Macroinvertebrate faunal assemblages, organic matter availability and instream structural complexity were investigated in three stream systems in South Carolina to determine the current state of recovery of a post-thermal impacted stream. The abundance and diversity of the lower foodchain community recovered substantially since cessation of thermal flows in 1988; however the biotic communities remain structurally and functionally distinct as a result of past thermal perturbation.

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