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Stoneflies and River Regulation — A Review

  • Svein Jakob Saltveit
  • John E. Brittain
  • Albert Lillehammer

Abstract

Stoneflies (Plecoptera) are a widespread and abundant order of benthic freshwater insects, especially in the running waters of temperate regions. They occupy a central role in trophic relationships both in terms of functional feeding groups and as fish food organisms. Although recorded from a range of freshwater habitats, the greatest species diversity is to be found in cool lotic habitats (Hynes 1976; Baumann 1979). They are considered to be good indicators of water quality and environmental change (Gaufin 1973; Baumann 1979).

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Aquatic Insect River Regulation Hyporheic Zone Release Reservoir Invertebrate Drift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svein Jakob Saltveit
    • 1
  • John E. Brittain
    • 1
  • Albert Lillehammer
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological MuseumUniversity of OsloOslo 5Norway

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