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Detecting significant change in stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities in wilderness areas

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2016

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Milner, Alexander M., Woodward, Andrea, Freilich, Jerome E., Black, Robert W., and Resh, Vincent H., 2016, Detecting significant change in stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities in wilderness areas: Ecological Indicators, v. 60, p. 524-537.

Summary

A major challenge in the biological monitoring of stream ecosystems in protected wilderness areas is discerning whether temporal changes in community structure are significantly outside of a reference condition that represents natural or acceptable annual variation in population cycles. Otherwise sites could erroneously be classified as impaired. Long-term datasets are essential for understanding these trends, to ascertain whether any changes in community structure significantly beyond the reference condition are permanent shifts or with time move back to within previous limits. To this end, we searched for long-term (>8 years) quantitative data sets of macroinvertebrate communities in wadeable rivers collected by similar methods and [...]

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NWBLCC Test to validate 3364 records in xml format
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NWBLCC-20160527b.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.07.025
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1470-160X

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