Title: Nutrient Transient Storage by the Invertebrate Assemblage in Streams with Contrasting Nutrient Loads
Authors: SOLIMINI ANGELOSINGER G.aBATTIN T.j.GAFNY S.GERINO M.MORAIS M.PUIG M.a.PUSH M.RUGGIERO A.VOREADOU C.SABATER F.MARTI E.
Citation: Verhandlungen of Internationale Vereiningung fur Limnologie vol. 29 no. 2 p. 807-810
Publisher: E Schweizerbartsche Verlags
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC31589
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31589
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Ecological processes occurring at the water-sediment interface have major effects on the dynamics of nutrients in low order streams. Nutrients are removed from the water column by microbial biofilms that, in turn, are consumed by the invertebrate assemblage. In this study we estimated the amount of elements (C, N, P) that flow through the invertebrate assemblages of several streams throughout Europe, all of them impacted by wastewater treatment plants. Our approach coupled secondary production estimates with elemental measures of C, N, P content of invertebrate taxa. This research is part of the EU-project STREAMES
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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