macroinvertebrate


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mac·ro·in·ver·te·brate

 (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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Thereby, the aim of this study was to assess the impact of SHPs on the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna associated with basaltic knickzones, considering two distinct areas for comparison: one influenced and another not influenced by SHP construction.
Effects of deforestation on macroinvertebrate diversity and assemblage structure in four Andean creeks in Colombia
Because of this, the present study focuses on estimating the biological integrity based on aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages and validating the IIBAMA in the headwaters of 12 permanent rivers of Lerma-Chapala River Basin and Panuco River Basin located in five Mexican states (Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosi) in Central Mexico.
Highest indices of macroinvertebrate diversity, richness and evenness were exhibited by Lychee (2.39, 12.00 and 1.00, respectively) among cultivated and grassland (2.44, 13.00 and 0.95, respectively) among natural land-use types.
Although many professional stream ecologists have established a relationship between a stream's watershed characteristics and its macroinvertebrate community, data collected by volunteer citizen scientists have not frequently been used to examine this relationship.
Studying macroinvertebrate diversity is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to estimate the ecological quality of the waters [2, 3].
In South Africa, the SASS5 macroinvertebrate index [3] has been used extensively in the monitoring of water quality within streams [4, 5].
Macroinvertebrate life in a stream is a good indicator of current water quality.
Topics including macroinvertebrate identification, water quality, riparian ecology and the significance of salmon as a cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest.
Chelan River macroinvertebrate investigation, Chelan County; 3 p.m.
Because macroinvertebrate communities assimilate long-term disturbance and stress trends in freshwater ecosystems, community metrics and biotic indices of macroinvertebrate communities reflect the effects of anthropogenic stressors on food web dynamics, biodiversity, and organic matter transport in stream systems (Cummins 1973; Vannote et al.