Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Indicators for River Health in Changjiang Basin

  • Fengzhi HeEmail author
  • Xiaoling Sun
  • Xiaoyu Dong
  • Qinghua CaiEmail author
  • Sonja C. Jähnig
Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)


Rivers have been associated with development of human society. Rivers and its associated freshwater ecosystems provide multiple ecosystems services for humans [1, 2]. For example, they supply fresh water for drinking, agriculture, domestic and industrial use. Food (e.g. fish) provided by freshwater ecosystems is important protein resource for millions of people in regions such as Mekong river basin [3].



This work was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) through the project “Integrated modelling of the response of aquatic ecosystems to land use and climate change in the Poyang Lake region, China” (JA 1827/2-1; FO 301/14-1; 40911130508) as part of the NSFC/DFG joint funding programme “Land Use and Water Resources Management under Changing Environmental Conditions”. FH was supported by the SMART Joint Doctorate (Science for the MAnagement of Rivers and their Tidal systems), funded with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union. SCJ acknowledges funding through “GLANCE” project (Global Change Effects in River Ecosystems; 01 LN1320A; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and BiotechnologyInstitute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland FisheriesBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Biology, Freie UniversitätBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Southern University of Science and TechnologyShenzhenChina
  5. 5.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringShenzhen Academy of Environmental SciencesShenzhenChina

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