Macro-habitat influences on micro-habitats: induced diversity on benthic organisms of the Maple River.

Show simple item record Guerrero, Carmen en_US Hergt, Walter en_US Jackson, Tracie en_US McCreedy, Christopher en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Maple River en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Maple River - East Branch en_US 2007-06-14T22:19:45Z 2007-06-14T22:19:45Z 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study presents an assessment of the effects of biotic and abiotic variables upon benthic macroinvertebrate populations within leaf packs found in the Maple River, Emmet County, Michigan. Our predictions stated that riparian communities can affect the leaf pack composition, and leaf pack composition (leaf species as well as abiotic attributes) directly affects abundance and diversity of macroinvertebrates in those leaf packs. Step-wise regression showed correlation between diversity and carbon content of misc. CPOM and weight of Populus grandidentata; total number of indivudals was correlated to conductivity and weight of Acer spp. Several other variables were correlated to individual orders of macro invertebrates. All of these correlations support the idea that abiotic and biotic factors within leaf packs affect macro invertebrate populations; however, the correlative nature of this study necessitates future research into these relationships as we cannot definitively confirm or deny their influences upon the benthic community. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other AQUATIC en_US
dc.subject.other LEAF en_US
dc.subject.other DECOMPOSITION en_US
dc.subject.other MICROHABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other RIPARIAN en_US
dc.subject.other TREES en_US
dc.subject.other SPECIES en_US
dc.subject.other DIVERSITY en_US
dc.subject.other ABUNDANCE en_US
dc.title Macro-habitat influences on micro-habitats: induced diversity on benthic organisms of the Maple River. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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