Changes in taxonomic and functional diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates along a gradient of stream size and flow stability in the northeastern Colorado Rocky Mountains
While the pattern of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities along stream size gradients have been examined in past studies, it is usually in the context of the river continuum, moving along a stream network from the headwaters to large rivers. The effect of stream size among small headwater streams has received less attention. With increasing temperatures and decreasing snowfall predicted in the Colorado Rockies, streams in the area are likely to decrease in size and have an increased likelihood of flow cessation in especially dry years. To understand how these changes will affect aquatic ...
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