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CRENODAT (Biodiversity Assessment and Integrity Evaluation of Springs of Trentino (Italian Alps) and Long-term Ecological Research): Project Design and Preliminary Results

  • Marco Cantonati
  • Ermanno Bertuzzi
  • Alessia Scalfi

Abstract

It is well known that springs are a fundamental source of good quality water and they frequently occupy a place of distinction in cultures and mythologies. On the contrary there is still very limited public awareness on the fact that they are also special habitats of great importance for nature conservation for a number of reasons recently reviewed in Cantonati et al. (2006). In limnology, together with streams and large lowland rivers, they are one of the main categories of running waters. Nevertheless, springs have been less studied than most other aquatic habitats.

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Project Design Diatom Assemblage Karstic Spring Water Mite Biodiversity Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Cantonati
    • 1
  • Ermanno Bertuzzi
    • 1
  • Alessia Scalfi
    • 1
  1. 1.Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali Limnology and Phycology SectionTrentoItaly

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