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Standing crops and ecology of aquatic invertebrates in agricultural drainwater ponds in California

Wetlands

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Abstract

We examined standing crops and ecology of aquatic invertebrates in agricultural drainwater evaporation ponds in California from October 1982 to March 1983 and September 1983 to March 1984. Evaporation ponds supported low diversities but high standing crops of aquatic invertebrates. A water boatman (Trichocorixa reticulata) and a midge (Tanypus grodhausi) were the most abundant invertebrates, constituting 44.9% and 51.4% of total macroinvertebrate biomass. Regression models indicated that of 6 environmental variables measured, only electrical conductivity (EC) and Julian date affected biomass and density of water boatmen. EC was the only significant correlate of midge biomass in evaporation ponds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Standing crops and ecology of aquatic invertebrates in agricultural drainwater ponds in California
Series title:
Wetlands
Volume
11
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Description:
p. 179-190
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
179
Last page:
190
Number of Pages:
11