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Macroinvertebrate assemblages in streams of interior Alaska following alluvial gold mining

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2004

Citation

Milner, A. M., and Piorkowski, R. J., 2004, Macroinvertebrate assemblages in streams of interior Alaska following alluvial gold mining: River Research and Applications, v. 20, no. 6, p. 719-731.

Summary

Alluvial gold mining, or placer mining, represents a major disturbance to stream ecosystems in interior Alaska. This process typically involves re-routing the stream to one side of the valley while the gravels are removed across the floodplain for processing. The stream is then re-directed back into a reclaimed new channel after mining has ceased in that section of stream. Macroinvertebrate colonization of reclaimed stream reaches is necessary for benthic community recovery following mining. Macroinvertebrate community assemblages at 36 sites on six streams in interior Alaska were examined. Sites with different mining histories were compared to control sites. TWINSPAN classification and ordination of sites using macroinvertebrate abundance [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1002/rra.786
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1535-1459, 1535-1459

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