Hydrobiological Bulletin

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 241–259 | Cite as

A list of macroinvertebrates in Dutch water types: A first step towards an ecological classification of surface waters based on key factors

  • P. F. M. Verdonschot
  • L. W. G. Higler
  • W. F. Van Der Hoek
  • J. G. M. Cuppen
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Abstract

An ecological classification of surface waters in the Netherlands is presented. This classification is based on literature data and the authors opinions concerning the habitat range of macroinvertebrate taxa. Water types were defined by key factors. Taxa were assigned to these water types and provided with a characterizing weight. The list may be a useful tool in the ecological management of waters.

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classification macro-invertebrates 

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© Netherlands Hydrobiological Society 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. F. M. Verdonschot
    • 1
  • L. W. G. Higler
    • 1
  • W. F. Van Der Hoek
    • 1
  • J. G. M. Cuppen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HydrobiologyInstitute for Forestry and Nature ResearchLeersumThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Nature ConservationAgricultural University WageningenWageningenThe Netherlands

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