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Freshwater macroinvertebrates

Rashni, Bindiya (2013) Freshwater macroinvertebrates. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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A total of 76 freshwater macroinvertebrate taxa were identified from the 16,370 specimens collected in the three catchments of the Emalu region. The highly diverse freshwater macroinvertebrate community of Emalu included a high proportion of endemic taxa (75%), with insects being the most commonly occurring group. A total of 14 macroinvertebrate taxa were selected as potential bioindicators. The high rate of endemism, as well as the large number of species with large populations, is indicative of the intactness of both the stream system and the surrounding forest.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Bindiya Rashni
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 04:10
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 01:00

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