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Management of Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems: Dynamic Aspects of Habitat Complexity in Stream Ecosystems

  • Yasuhiro Takemon


Biodiversity in a particular area is influenced by several processes on different spatiotemporal scales, for example, biogeographic processes on a continental scale, regional (climatic and geological) processes, and local processes governed by local biotic and abiotic factors (Schluter and Ricklefs 1993). Species diversity in one locality is an outcome of these processes, which act on different time scales. Although ecologists may study each process separately, understanding of a single process is not sufficient for biodiversity management. To restore faunas and floras in artificially altered environments, for example, geographic and regional characteristics of biodiversity in the area concerned should be taken into account and brought to bear on management plans.


Aquatic Insect Habitat Complexity Oviposition Site Stream Ecosystem Hyporheic Zone 
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