Biological Diversity of Freshwater Invertebrates
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 April 2022) | Viewed by 12786
Interests: freshwater ecology; cave biology and hyporheic zone; food webs; invasive species
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The biological diversity of aquatic invertebrates refers to the existence of a wide range of taxonomic groups of invertebrates dwelling in various types of natural or human-made freshwater habitats. The aquatic invertebrates are commonly used as a general term for many worms, crustaceans, mollusks, and insects dwelling in lotic (e.g., streams, rivers, hyporheic zone) or lentic (e.g. lakes, reservoirs, groundwater) ecosystems. This great diversity of aquatic taxa in freshwater habitats is the result of many phylogenetic lineages that colonized these ecosystems independently. At present, aquatic invertebrates are divided into two distinct categories, the meiofauna and the macrofauna, dependent on their size. Meiofauna is considered as the category of invertebrates that pass through sieves with a mesh size of 1mm but are retained on those of 63μm, whereas the macroinvertebrates are at least 1mm in size.
This Special Issue aims to be a collection of papers emphasizing the latest advances in understanding the diversity and the biology of various taxonomic groups of aquatic invertebrates (comprising both macroinvertebrates and meiofauna) in lotic and lentic habitats.
Dr. Octavian Pacioglu
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- aquatic invertebrates diversity
- ecology of freshwater invertebrates
- community ecology