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Altitudinal gradients in Magellanic sub-Antarctic lagoons: the effect of elevation on freshwater macroinvertebrate diversity and distribution
In this article, freshwater macroinvertebrate diversity associated with lakes and ponds along the altitudinal gradient of a Magellanic sub-Antarctic watershed are assessed. A monotonic decline in species richness was observed with increasing elevation, with simpler and more even community composition at higher altitude. This pattern differs from the mid-peak trend found in streams of the same watershed. Functional feeding group structure also diminished with increasing elevation.
Date: July 29, 2019
Creator: Rendoll Cárcamo, Javier; Contador, Tamara; Gañán, Melisa; Pérez Troncoso, Carolina; Maldonado Márquez, Alan; Convey, Peter et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library