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- Serra, Sónia R.Q., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Environmental monitoring and assessment 2017 v.189 no.7 pp. 326
- Chironomidae; Ephemeroptera; Plecoptera; Trichoptera; animals; anthropogenic activities; diapause; environmental factors; freshwater ecosystems; hemoglobin; hibernation; lakes; multivoltine habit; rivers; secondary productivity; spring; streams; surface water; water quality
- ... In freshwater ecosystems, Chironomidae are currently considered indicators of poor water quality because the family is often abundant in degraded sites. However, it incorporates taxa with a large ecological and physiological diversity and different sensitivity to impairment. Yet, the usual identification of Chironomidae at coarse taxonomic levels (family or subfamily) masks genus and species sensi ...
- Serra, Sónia R.Q., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Ecological indicators 2016 v.61 pp. 282-292
- Chironomidae; Ephemeroptera; Plecoptera; Trichoptera; aquatic insects; biological assessment; biomass; databases; eutrophication; habitats; lakes; larvae; macroinvertebrates; multivariate analysis; phylogeny; rivers; species identification; streams
- ... Chironomidae are among the most conspicuous and ecological diverse group of freshwater invertebrates. They may dominate unimpacted communities in abundance and biomass, accounting for more than 50% of macroinvertebrate species in standing and flowing waters. In deep zones of eutrophic lakes and highly human-impacted streams, they are often the only family of aquatic insects remaining. In bioassess ...