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Influence of fish farming on the spatial patterns and biological traits of river invertebrates in an appenine stream system (Italy)

Fabrizi, Angelisa and Goretti, Enzo and Compin, Arthur and Céréghino, Régis Influence of fish farming on the spatial patterns and biological traits of river invertebrates in an appenine stream system (Italy). (2010) International Review of Hydrobiology, 95 (4-5). 410-427. ISSN 1434-2944

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/iroh.201011207

Abstract

In applied river ecology it is implicitly assumed that community structure is a surrogate for functional properties. To test this hypothesis, 26 sites were sampled for macroinvertebrates in a Central Italian stream system impacted by 13 trout farms (1 upstream and 1 downstream site per facility). We used a fuzzy-coding approach of biological traits combined with species distribution analysis. Trout farm locally impacted the structure of macroinvertebrate communities, but serial disturbances at the stream system scale did not affect the overall regional diversity pattern. Impacted sites had species with large body size, which fed upon microorganisms and fine detritus, and which showed asexual reproduction. Least impact sites hosted small-sized invertebrates showing sexual reproduction, and feeding upon plant material and/or algae.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università degli Studi di Perugia - UNIPG (ITALY)
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Deposited By: Régis Cereghino
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 15:01

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