Flow- and substratum-mediated movement by a stream insect

Jill Lancaster, Thomas Buffin-Belanger, Ian Reid, Stephen Rice

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In streams subject to frequent hydrologic disturbance, the ability of benthic invertebrates to disperse within the channel is key to understanding the mechanisms of flow refugium use and population persistence. This study focuses on crawling invertebrates, the effects on movement of abiotic factors (specifically, flow near the stream bed and bed micro-topography) and the consequences for dispersal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053 - 1069
Number of pages17
JournalFreshwater Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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