The Contribution of Headwater Streams to Biodiversity in River Networks

The Contribution of Headwater Streams to Biodiversity in River Networks

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Meyer, J. L., Strayer, D. L., Wallace, B., Eggert, S. L., Helfman, G. S., Leonard, N. E. 2007. The Contribution of Headwater Streams to Biodiversity in River Networks. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. American Water Resources Association. Volume 43, Number 1. Pages 86-103

Ecosystem, Headwater, Rivers, Streams, Watershed, Aquatic community, Biodiversity, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology, Downstream, Diversity

This paper presents a review of the diversity of taxa that depends on headwater streams. The paper outlines a variety of specific influences of headwaters on downstream systems, including acting as a refuge from threats, a source for colonists, a location for spawning/rearing, etc.

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