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Fish as ecological indicators in mediterranean streams: The catalan experience

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. Facultat de Ciències i Tecnologia
dc.contributor.author Benejam Vidal, Lluís
dc.contributor.author Ordeix i Rigo, Marc
dc.contributor.author Casals i Martí, Frederic
dc.contributor.author Caiola, Nuno
dc.contributor.author Sostoa Fernández, Adolfo de
dc.contributor.author Solà, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Munné, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-18T16:02:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-18T16:02:57Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Benejam, L., Ordeix, M., Casals, F., Caiola, N., De Sostoa, A., Solà, C., et al. (2016). Fish as ecological indicators in mediterranean streams: The catalan experience Springer Verlag.Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 42, pp.101-123 ca_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/4400
dc.description.abstract The Water Framework Directive includes fish fauna as one of the biological elements, jointly with aquatic flora and benthic invertebrates, to assess and monitor water and habitat quality. Successful implementation of the Directive depends in part on the development of reliable, science-based tools to directly assess biological conditions. Although fish have been used as ecological indicators for more than 30 years around the world, mainly in North America and more recently in Europe, few studies have been done in Mediterranean streams. Fish assemblages of the Mediterranean basin, similarly to other Mediterranean areas such as California, have particular characteristics that hamper IBI’s development: few native species, poor knowledge of their ecological requirements, high number of endemisms with a wide range of tolerance to environmental variations and many exotic species. This chapter summarizes our experience in developing fish-based tools in Catalonia. We discuss the challenges and difficulties to develop these approaches in Mediterranean streams. We show the IBICAT2010 as a fish-based assessment method suitable for the evaluation of the ecological status of Catalan rivers. Moreover, we assess size-related variables as a bioassessment tool because population size structure can provide insights into species-specific applications and management. Finally, we analyse the longitudinal connectivity throughout Catalan rivers and fish passes by using the index of river connectivity (ICF) specially designed to Catalan rivers. ca_ES
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dc.format.extent 24 p, ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Springer International Publishing Switzerland ca_ES
dc.rights Tots els drets reservats ca_ES
dc.rights (c) Springer
dc.subject.other Peixos d'aigua dolça ca_ES
dc.subject.other Cursos d'aigua ca_ES
dc.subject.other Aigua -- Qualitat ca_ES
dc.subject.other Directiva Marc de l'aigua ca_ES
dc.title Fish as ecological indicators in mediterranean streams: The catalan experience ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2015_345
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS ca_ES

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