Habitat Profiles of selected Australian Aquatic Insects
Habitat profiles are outlined for representatives of four insect orders: Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), Trichoptera (caddisflies) and Odonata (dragon- and damselflies). They demonstrate a wide diversity of preferences among representative species in some families, thus indicating that a broad, family-level approach may not give very reliable measures of changes in river health. This has consequences for conservation of natural resources, and prediction of impacts of different land uses and water extraction, and prediction of the effects of environmental change such as global warming.
National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry
Habitat profiles of selected Australian aquatic insects.
ISBN 978 0 64256 846 5.
ISBN 0 642 56846 4.
1. Aquatic insects - Habitat - Australia.
2. Aquatic habitats - Australia. I. Suter, P. J.
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About this document
Series: Electronic books and other tools
Publishers: Australian Biological Resources Study
Authors: P.Suter et al.
ISBN-10: 0 642 56846 4
ISBN-13: 978 0 642 56846 5
Type: 203 interactive PDF files
Illustrations: full colour
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- start here HPSAAI (ZIP - 6.71 MB)
- mayfly part 1 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.22 MB)
- mayfly part 2 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.09 MB)
- mayfly part 3 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.46 MB)
- mayfly part 4 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.01 MB)
- mayfly part 5 HPSAAI (ZIP - 9.44 MB)
- caddisfly part 1 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.06 MB)
- caddisfly part 2 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.19 MB)
- caddisfly part 3 HPSAAI (ZIP - 10.52 MB)
- caddisfly part 4 HPSAAI (ZIP - 9.9 MB)
- caddisfly part 5 HPSAAI (ZIP - 9.82 MB)
- caddisfly part 6 HPSAAI (ZIP - 2.35 MB)