Responses of Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Environmental Changes Associated with Urbanization in Nine Metropolitan Areas

Responses of Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Environmental Changes Associated with Urbanization in Nine Metropolitan Areas

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Cuffney, T., Brightbill, R., May, J., Waite, I. 2010. Responses of benthic macroinvertebrates to environmental changes associated with urbanization in nine metropolitan areas. Ecological Applications. USGS, Reston, VA. Volume 20, Number 5. Pages 1384-1401.
biological, development, impacts, natural resources, sampling, urban
Responses for urban land uses were investigated using macroinvertebrates in nine metropolitan areas. The measurements were based on ordination scores, the number of EPT taxa, and the mean pollution-tolerance value of organisms. Degradation responses in the biological community were found during the initial stages of urbanization, associated with urban development and urban land uses, and significant at 5-10% impervious cover levels.

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