Changes in aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in Bookham Common Hollows Valley Ponds from 1993 to 1998

Kett, S. M., Kirk, R. S. and Tronchoni, E. (2002) Changes in aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in Bookham Common Hollows Valley Ponds from 1993 to 1998. The London Naturalist, 81, pp. 197-214. ISSN (print) 0076-0579

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Abstract

Aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in Bookham Common Hollows Valley Ponds were sampled using National Pond Survey techniques from 1993 to 1998. Drying of the ponds due to drought in the summer of 1995 resulted in low-diversity and high-abundance communities characteristic of a perturbed habitat. Analysis of community structure in Isle of Wight and Western Hollow Ponds suggests that total or partial dessication initiated recolonization processes resulting in modification of the macroinvertebrate communities. It is suggested that these changes occurred because they are not true temporary ponds and their communities are not intrinsically adapted to persist through this type of environmental perturbation.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Agriculture, veterinary and food science
Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011)
Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Ruth Kirk
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 07:35
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 07:35
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43030

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