WIT Press


New Saprobic Values For Several Macroinvertebrates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970361

Volume

20

Pages

7

Published

1997

Size

571 kb

Author(s)

Jasna Grbovid & Marjan Rejic

Abstract

Numerous methods are used for water quality assessment. We investigated the applicability of the various procedures for the assessment of the biological quality of calcareous based Slovenian torrential streams, Grbovic * We compared the saprobic valences of several macroinvertebrate taxons in these waters to the valences given by different authors, Sladecek^, Wegl^, Moog\ Some differences were found for typical bioindicators. We present some of the saprobic valences that we propose for the type of rivers considered. 1 Introduction Slovenia is situated in Central Europe and its area is 20252 km'. Slovenia has three climates: Middle-European, Alpine, Mediterranean. Slovenia varies in geological and tectonical aspects

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