Relationships between acidity and benthic invertebrates of low-order woodland streams in the Adirondack Mountains, New York

M. E. Smith, B. J. Wyskowski, C. M. Brooks, C. T. Driscoll, C. C. Cosentini

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Abstract

Total invertebrate generic richness, generic diversity, Ephemeroptera density and richness, collector-gatherer richness, and scraper density and richness were positively correlated to stream pH. Ephemeroptera and Naididae (Oligochaeta) were absent from the acidic sampling site. Enchytraeid oligochaetes and Turbellaria were collected at all sites, but in significantly higher densities at the acidic site. Elmid beetles (Optioservus ovalis, Oulimnius latiusculus, Promoresia tardella), mayflies (Cinygmula, Baetis) and caddisflies (Glossosoma, Apatania, Micrasema) were abundant at the sites where pH was highest and were absent from other sampling sites. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1318-1329
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Volume47
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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