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A preliminary study into the potential of mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae and Caenidae) as bio-indicators of stream health in Fiji

Buluta, S. and Finau, Ilaitia Q.K. and Brodie, Gilianne D. and Hodge, Simon (2010) A preliminary study into the potential of mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae and Caenidae) as bio-indicators of stream health in Fiji. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 28 (1). pp. 82-84. ISSN 1838-837X

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    Abstract

    In recent years, development of land for urban housing, more intensive agriculture and for tourism has contributed to the significant loss of natural habitat in the South Pacific. Much of this land conversion is associated with a degradation of local streams and rivers, and changes in riparian land use subsequently have a marked influence on the invertebrate communities occupying the associated water courses (Haynes, 1994). Chemical pollution, discharged waste, runoff from agricultural land, mining activities, and increased sediment sluicing caused by deforestation have all been demonstrated to detrimentally affect the abundance and species diversity of freshwater invertebrates (Haynes, 1999; Dudgeon, 2000).

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 15:31
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 17:30
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1900
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