View More View Less
  • 1 University of Lodz, 12/16 Banacha Str., Lodz 90-237, Poland
Open access

The biodiversity and species richness of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages are under the strong pressure of environmental variables compounded with geographical and historical processes. Numerous studies that have investigated biodiversity and assemblage stability have shown the importance of choosing proper methodologies and paradigms. Consequently, the use of diversity measures and the partitioning of biodiversity at different spatial and temporal scales are of particular significance. Within habitats, only those species whose preferences remain within a tolerable range of the variability of abiotic factors are able to survive. The structure of biocoenosis at the local scale is determined mainly by current velocity/discharge, granulometry of the inorganic bottom substrate, quantity and quality of particulate organic matter, as well as water quality variables. Dispersion plays a key role in shaping regional diversity gradients, which supports the permanent inflow of individuals and their exchange between riverine basins. However, dispersion is also one of the basic aspects of the saturation/non-saturation of local communities with species from the regional species pool; a respective concept tries to determine how, why and to what degree local species richness is dependent on regional species richness.

  • Arimoro, F.O., G.E. Obi-Iyeke and P.J.O. Obukeni. 2012. Spatiotemporal variation of macroinvertebrates in relations to canopy cover and other environmental factors in Eriora River, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Environ. Monit. Assess. 184:64496461.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Atmar, W. and B.D. Patterson. 1993. The measure of order and disorder in the distribution of species in fragmented habitat. Oecologia 96:373382.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Azrina, M.K., C.K. Yap, A.R. Ismail and S.G. Tan. 2006. Anthropogenic impacts on the distribution and biodiversity of benthic macroinvertebrates and water quality of the Langat River, Peninsular Malaysia. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety 64:337347.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bilton, D.T., J.R. Freeland and B. Okamura. 2001. Dispersal in freshwater invertebrates. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 32:159181.

  • Boulaaba, S., S. Zrelli, M. Boumaiza and B. Rossaro. 2014. Relationships between physical and chemical factors and aquatic macroinvertebrates in perennial streams in the arid northern mountain basin El Batinah, Oman. J. Entomol. Acarol. Res. 46:5058.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Briers, R.A., H.M. Cariss and J.H.R. Gee. 2002. Dispersal of adult stoneflies (Plecoptera) from upland streams draining catchments with contrasting land-use. Arch. Hydrobiol. 155:627644.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Burgmer, T., H. Hillebrand and M. Pfenninger. 2007. Effects of climate-driven temperature changes on the diversity of freshwater macroinvertebrates. Oecologia 151:93-103.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Chaib, N., Z. Bouhala, L. Fouzari, L. Marziali, B. Samraoui and B. Rossaro. 2013. Environmental factors affecting the distribu tion of Chironomid larvae of the Seybouse wadi, North-Eastern Algeria. J. Limnol. 72:203214.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Chaput-Bardy, A., D. Lemaire, D. Picard and J. Secondi. 2008. In-stream and overland dispersal across a river network influences gene flow in a freshwater insect, Calopteryx splendens. Mol. Ecol. 17:34963505.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Clarke, A., R. Mac Nally , N.R. Bond and P.S. Lake. 2008. Macroinvertebrate diversity in headwater streams: a review. Freshwater Biol. 53:17071721.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Clarke, A., R. Mac Nally , N.R. Bond and P.S. Lake. 2010. Conserving macroinvertebrate diversity in headwater streams: the importance of knowing the relative contributions of a and β diversity. Divers. Distrib. 16:725736.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Cornell, H.V. and J.H. Lawton. 1992. Species interactions, local and regional processes, and limits to the richness of ecological communities: a theoretical perspective. J. Anim. Ecol. 61:112.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Costa, S.S., A.S. Melo . 2008. Beta diversity in stream macroinvertebrate assemblages: among-site and among-microhabitat components. Hydrobiologia 598:131138.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Cummins, K.W., J.R. Sedell, F.J. Swanson, G.W. Minshall, S.G. Fisher, C.E. Cushing, R.C. Petersen and R.L. Vannote. 1983. Organic matter budgets for stream ecosystems: problems in their evaluation. In: J.R. Barnes and G.W. Minshall (eds.), Stream Ecology. Application and Testing of General Ecological Theory. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 299353.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • de Brouwer, J.H.F., A.A. Besse-Lototskaja, C.J.F. ter Braak , M.H.S. Kraak and P.F.M. Verdonschot. 2017. Flow velocity tolerance of lowland stream caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera). Aquat. Sci. 79:419425.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Duan, X., Z. Wang and S. Tian. 2008. Effect of streambed substrate on macroinvertebrate biodiversity. Front. Environ. Sci. Engin. China 2:122128.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Duan, X., Z. Wang, M. Xu and K. Zhang. 2009. Effect of streambed sediment on benthic ecology. Int. J. Sediment Res. 24:325338.

  • Elbrecht, V., A.J. Beermann, G. Goessler, J. Neumann, R. Tollrian, R. Wagner, A. Wlecklik, J.J. Piggott, C.D. Matthaei and F. Leese. 2016. Multiple-stressor effects on stream invertebrates: a mesocosm experiment manipulating nutrients, fine sediment and flow velocity. Freshwater Biol. 61:362375.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Elliott, J.M. 1967. Invertebrate drift in a Dartmoor stream. Arch. Hydrobiol. 63:202237.

  • Elliott, M. and V. Quintino. 2007. The estuarine quality paradox, environmental homeostasis and the difficulty of detecting anthropogenic stress in naturally stressed areas. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 54:640645.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Fauna Europaea. 2017. Fauna Europaea version 0.6. Web service available online at: http://www.fauna-eu.org. Last accessed: May 2017.

  • Fenoglio, S., T. Bo and M. Cucco. 2004. Small-scale macroinvertebrate distribution in a riffle of a neotropical rainforest stream (Río Bartola, Nicaragua). Caribbean J. Sci. 40:253257.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Flores, M.J.L. and M.T. Zafaralla. 2012. Macroinvertebrate composition, diversity and richness in relation to the water quality status of Mananga River, Cebu, Philippines. Philipp. Sci. Lett. 5:103113.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glowacki, L. 2009. Co to jest prawdziwa róznorodnosc oraz partycjonowanie bioróznorodnosci? (What is “true diversity” and diversity partitioning?). Kosmos 58:97111 (in Polish with English summary).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glowacki, L. 2013. Biomonitoring a prawdziwa róznorodnosc rzedu pierwszego. (Biomonitoring and the true diversity of order one). Rocz. Nauk. PZW 26:519 (in Polish with English summary).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glowacki, L., M. Grzybkowska, M. Dukowska and T. Penczak. 2011. Effects of damming a large lowland river on chironomids and fish assessed with the (multiplicative partitioning of) true/Hill biodiversity measure. River Res. Applic. 27:612629.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Graça, M.A.S., P. Pinto, R. Cortes, N. Coimbra, S. Oliveira, M. Morais, M.J. Carvalho and J. Malo. 2004. Factors affecting macroinvertebrate richness and diversity in Portuguese streams: a two-scale analysis. Internat. Rev. Hydrobiol. 2:151164.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Grönroos, M. and J. Heino. 2012. Species richness at the guild level: effects of species pool and local environmental conditions on stream macroinvertebrate communities. J. Anim. Ecol. 81:679691.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Grzybkowska, M. 2000. Dryf(t) nie tylko genetyczny i kontynentalny. (Drift: not only genetic and continental). Kosmos 49:113122 (in Polish with English summary).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Grzybkowska, M. and J. Witczak. 1990. Distribution and production of Chironomidae (Diptera) in the lower course of the Grabia River (Central Poland). Freshwater Biol. 24:519531.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Grzybkowska, M. and L. Glowacki. 2011. Chironomidae (Diptera) diversity in lowland rivers of various orders and of different levels of human impact in central Poland. In: X. Wang and W. Liu (eds.), Contemporary Chironomid Studies. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Chironomidae. Nankai University Press, Nankai, pp. 282295.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • He, F., K.J. Gaston, E.F. Connor and D.E. Srivastava. 2005. The local-regional relationship: immigration, extinction and scale. Ecology 86:360365.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Heino, J. 2013. Does dispersal ability affect the relative importance of environmental control and spatial structuring of littoral macroinvertebrate communities? Oecologia 171:971980.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Heino, J., T. Muotka and R. Paavola. 2003. Determinants of macroinvertebrate diversity in headwater streams: regional and local influences. J. Anim. Ecol. 72:425434.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Hillebrand, H. 2005. Regressions of local on regional diversity do not reflect the importance of local interactions or saturation of local diversity. Oikos 110:195198.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Jiang, X., Z. Xie and Y. Chen. 2013. Longitudinal patterns of macroinvertebrate communities in relation to environmental factors in a Tibetan-Plateau River system. Quatern. Int. 304:107114.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Jocque, M., B.J. Riddoch and L. Brendonck. 2007. Successional phases and species replacements in freshwater rock pools: towards biological definition of ephemeral systems. Freshwater Biol. 52:17341744.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Kalugina, N.S. 1959. O nekotorych vozrastnych izmenenjiach v stroenii i biologii licinok chironomid (Diptera, Chironomidae). Trudy Vsesojuz. Gidrobiol. Obsc. 9:85107.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Legendre, P. and L. Legendre. 2012. Numerical Ecology. 3rd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

  • Leitner, P., C. Hauer, T. Ofenböck, F. Pletterbauer, A. Schmidt-Kloiber and W. Graf. 2015. Fine sediment deposition affects biodiversity and density of benthic macroinverebrates: a case study in the freshwater pearl mussel river Waldaist (Upper Austria). Limnologica 50:5457.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Loreau, M. 2000. Are communities saturated? On the relationship between a, β and γ diversity. Ecol. Lett. 3:7376.

  • Macneale, K.H., B.L. Peckarsky and G.E. Likens. 2005. Stable isotopes identify dispersal patterns of stonefly populations living along stream corridors. Freshwater Biol. 50:11171130.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Malmqvist, B. 2002. Aquatic invertebrates in riverine landscapes. Freshwater Biol. 47:679694.

  • Marchant, A.R., A.D. Ryan and B.L. Metzeling. 2006. Regional and local species diversity patterns for lotic invertebrates across mul tiple drainage basins in Victoria. Mar. Freshwater Res. 57:675684.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Matthaei, C.D., D. Werthmuller and A. Frutiger. 1997. Invertebrate recovery from a bed-moving spate: the role of drift versus movements inside or over the substratum. Arch. Hydrobiol. 140:221235.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Minshall, G.W. and C.T. Robinson. 1998. Macroinvertebrate community structure in relation to measures of lotic habitat heterogeneity. Arch. Hydrobiol. 141:129151.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Monaghan, M.T., C.T. Robinson, P. Spaak and J.V. Ward. 2005. Macroinvertebrate diversity in fragmented Alpine streams: implications for freshwater conservation. Aquat. Sci. 67:454464.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Müller, K. 1973. Life cycles of stream insects. Aquilo. Ser. Zool. 14:105112.

  • Mykra, H., J. Heino and T. Muotka. 2007. Scale-related patterns in the spatial and environmental components of stream macroinvertebrate assemblage variation. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 16:149159.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Petersen, I., J.H. Winterbottom, S. Orton, N. Friberg, A.G. Hildrew, D.C. Spiers and W.S.C. Gurney. 1999. Emergence and lateral dispersal of adult Plecoptera and Trichoptera from Broadstone Stream, UK. Freshwater Biol. 42:401416.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Price, K., A. Suski, J. McGarvie, B. Beasley and J.S. Richardson. 2003. Communities of aquatic insects of old-growth and clearcut coastal headwater streams of varying flow persistence. Can. J. For. Res. 33:14161432.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Rezende, R.S., A.M. Santos, C. Henke-Oliveira and J.F. Gonçalves Jr. 2014. Effects of spatial and environmental factors on benthic a macroinvertebrate community. Zoologia 31:426434.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ricklefs, R.E. 1987. Community diversity: relative roles of local and regional processes. Science 235:167171.

  • Schmera, D., J. Heino, J. Podani, T. Erös and S. Dolédec. 2017. Functional diversity: a review of methodology and current knowledge in freshwater macroinvertebrate research. Hydrobiologia 787:2744.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Smith, R.F., L.C. Alexander and W.O. Lamp. 2009. Dispersal of terrestrial stages of stream insects in urban watersheds: a synthesis of current knowledge. J-NABS 28:10221037.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sode, A. and P. Wiberg-Larsen. 1993. Dispersal of adult Trichoptera at a Danish forest brook. Freshwater Biol. 30:439446.

  • Sokal, R.R. and F.J. Rohlf. 2012. Biometry: The Principles and Practice of Statistics in Biological Research, 4th ed. W. H. Freeman and Co., New York.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sokol, E.R., B.L. Brown, C.C. Carey, B.M. Tornwall, C.M. Swan and J.E. Barrett. 2014. Linking management to biodiversity in built ponds using metacommunity simulations. Ecol. Model. 296:3645.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sponseller, R.A., E.F. Benfield and H.M. Valett. 2001. Relationships between land use, spatial scale and stream macroinvertebrate communities. Freshwater Biol. 46:14091424.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Srivastava, D.S. 1999. Using local-regional richness plots to test for species saturation: pitfalls and potentials. J. Anim. Ecol. 68:116.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Staniczenko, P.P.A., J.C. Kopp and S. Allesina. 2013. The ghost of nestedness in ecological networks. Nature Commun. 4:1391.

  • Szczerkowska-Majchrzak, E. and M. Grzybkowska. 2015. Effects of hydrological disturbance of different magnitude on riverine habitats and benthic invertebrates. Pol. J. Ecol. 63:135141.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Szczerkowska-Majchrzak, E., M. Grzybkowska and M. Dukowska. 2010. Effect of flow fluctuations on patch dynamics and chironomid distribution in a medium-sized lowland river. J. Freshwater Ecol. 25:437448.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Vannote, R.L., G.W. Minshall, K.W. Cummins, J.R. Sedel and C.E. Cushing. 1980. The river continuum concept. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 37:130137.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Verdonschot, R.C.M., A.M. van Oosten-Siedlecka , C.J.F. ter Braak and P.F.M. Verdonschot. 2015. Macroinvertebrate survival during cessation of flow and streambed drying in a lowland stream. Freshwater Biol. 60:282296.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Vinson, M.R. and C.P. Hawkins. 1998. Biodiversity of stream insects: Variation at local, basin, and regional scales. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 43:271293.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Waters, T.F. 1972. The drift of stream insects. Ann. Rev. Ent. 17:253272.

  • Wellnitz, T.A., N. LeRoy Poff , G. Cosyleón and B. Steury. 2001. Current velocity and spatial scale as determinants of the distribution and abundance of two rheophilic herbivorous insects. Landscape Ecol. 16:111120.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Whittaker, R.H. 1972. Evolution and measurement of species diversity. Taxon 21:213251.

  • Whittaker, R.H., K.J. Willis and R. Field. 2001. Scale and species richness: towards a general, hierarchical theory of species diversity. J. Biogeogr. 28:453470.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Williams, D.D. 1980. Temporal patterns in recolonization of stream benthos. Arch. Hydrobiol. 90:5674.

  • Williams, C.J. 1982. The drift of some chironomid egg masses (Diptera: Chironomidae). Freshwater Biol. 12:573578.

  • Wolmarans, C.T., M. Kemp, K.N. de Kock and V. Wepener. 2017. The possible association between selected sediment characteristics and the occurrence of benthic macroinvertebrates in a minimally affected River in South Africa. Chem. Ecol. 33:1833.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

Click HERE for submission guidelines.


Manuscript submission: COMEC Manuscript Submission

 

Senior editors

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Podani, János

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Jordán, Ferenc

Honorary Editor(s): Orlóci, László

Editorial Board

  • Madhur Anand, CAN (forest ecology, computational ecology, and ecological complexity)
  • S. Bagella, ITA (temporal dynamics, including succession, community level patterns of species richness and diversity, experimental studies of plant, animal and microbial communities, plant communities of the Mediterranean)
  • P. Batáry, HUN (landscape ecology, agroecology, ecosystem services)
  • P. A. V. Borges, PRT (community level patterns of species richness and diversity, sampling in theory and practice)
  • A. Davis, GER (supervised learning, multitrophic interactions, food webs, multivariate analysis, ecological statistics, experimental design, fractals, parasitoids, species diversity, community assembly, ticks, biodiversity, climate change, biological networks, cranes, olfactometry, evolution)
  • Z. Elek, HUN (insect ecology, invertebrate conservation, population dynamics, especially of long-term field studies, insect sampling)
  • T. Kalapos, HUN (community level plant ecophysiology, grassland ecology, vegetation-soil relationship)
  • G. M. Kovács, HUN (microbial ecology, plant-fungus interactions, mycorrhizas)
  • W. C. Liu,TWN (community-based ecological theory and modelling issues, temporal dynamics, including succession, trophic interactions, competition, species response to the environment)
  • L. Mucina, AUS (vegetation survey, syntaxonomy, evolutionary community ecology, assembly rules, global vegetation patterns, mediterranean ecology)
  • P. Ódor, HUN (plant communities, bryophyte ecology, numerical methods)
  • F. Rigal, FRA (island biogeography, macroecology, functional diversity, arthropod ecology)
  • D. Rocchini, ITA (biodiversity, multiple scales, spatial scales, species distribution, spatial ecology, remote sensing, ecological informatics, computational ecology)
  • F. Samu, HUN (landscape ecology, biological control, generalist predators, spiders, arthropods, conservation biology, sampling methods)
  • U. Scharler, ZAF (ecological networks, food webs, estuaries, marine, mangroves, stoichiometry, temperate, subtropical)
  • D. Schmera, HUN (aquatic communities, functional diversity, ecological theory)
  • M. Scotti, GER (community-based ecological theory and modelling issues, trophic interactions, competition, species response to the environment, ecological networks)
  • B. Tóthmérész, HUN (biodiversity, soil zoology, spatial models, macroecology, ecological modeling)
  • S. Wollrab, GER (aquatic ecology, food web dynamics, plankton ecology, predator-prey interactions)

 

Advisory Board

  • S. Bartha, HUN
  • S.L. Collins, USA
  • T. Czárán, HUN
  • E. Feoli, ITA
  • N. Kenkel, CAN
  • J. Lepš, CZE
  • S. Mazzoleni, ITA
  • Cs. Moskát, HUN
  • B. Oborny, HUN
  • M.W. Palmer, USA
  • G.P. Patil, USA
  • V. de Patta Pillar, BRA
  • C. Ricotta, ITA
  • Á. Szentesi, HUN

PODANI, JÁNOS
E-mail: podani@ludens.elte.hu


JORDÁN, FERENC
E-mail: jordan.ferenc@gmail.com

Indexing and Abstracting Services:

  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • Elsevier/Geo Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • SCOPUS
  • Zoological Abstracts

 

 

Community Ecology
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
2000
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
2
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1585-8553 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2756 (Online)