macroinvertebrate


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macroinvertebrate

(măk′rō-ĭn-vûr′tə-brāt′)
n.
A macroscopic invertebrate, especially an aquatic organism such as a crustacean, a mollusk, or an aquatic insect.
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Macroinvertebrate responses along broad stressor gradients of deposited fine sediment and dissolved nutrients: a stream mesocosm experiment.
The presence of aquaculture gear affects the composition of transient fish and macroinvertebrate communities (Fig.
Ohio EPA outlines the field methods used for the rapid bio-assessment of benthic macroinvertebrates using the Headwater Macroinvertebrates Field Evaluation Index (HMFEI) (Ohio EPA 2012).
Despite the importance of aquatic insects regarding water quality assessment a very little scientific research work has been done on macroinvertebrates in Pakistan a country which depends heavily on annual glacier melts and monsoon rains.
While it is well-known that flow disturbances influence macroinvertebrate communities, the direction and magnitude of these effects are unresolved (Death & Winterbourn 1995).
Logjams, or woody accumulations, increase aquatic invertebrate production in several ways: First, logjams retain organic material, a major food source for many benthic macroinvertebrates (Wallace et al.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of small HPP dams on stream habitats and on the structure of benthic macroinvertebrate community of the Virvyte River in Lithuania.
Macroconsumers are more important than specialist macroinvertebrate shredders in leaf processing in urban forest streams of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Correspondence Between Stream Macroinvertebrate Assemblages and 4 Ecoregions of the Southeastern USA.
Sewage and industrial effluents contain many components, including toxic substances such as heavy metals and pesticide that can kill macroinvertebrates, as can treated water by reducing dissolved oxygen levels and disrupting macroinvertebrate metabolism.
wrightii patches at Golfo La Perra and Corral de Mulas, we identified 22 macroinvertebrate species from three taxonomic groups (Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Molluscs) in three phyla (Table 1).