Macroinvertebrate fauna and water quality in two irrigation channels in the Shepparton Irrigation Region, Victoria

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dc.contributor.author Doeg, T en_US
dc.contributor.author Kefford, Ben en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006190 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kefford Benjamin and Doeg T 1999, 'Macroinvertebrate fauna and water quality in two irrigation channels in the Shepparton Irrigation Region, Victoria', Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 131-139. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0035-9211 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13664
dc.description.abstract A large amount of water is diverted from rivers into irrigation channels in northern Victoria. but little is known of the biological communities of irrigation channels. A preliminary survey of macroinvertebrates and water quality was conducted in two irrigation channels southwest of Shepparton, Victoria. The macroinvertebrate fauna was relatively rich when compared to the surveys in disturbed streams in northern Victoria. Macroinvertebrate population and community structure changed with distance downstream in both channels. Taxa richness and abundance decreased and the community become marc depauperate with increasing distance downstream. Similarly, watcr quality deteriorated with distance downstream in both channels. with EC turbidity, N02-N, and P04 increasing downstream in both channels, whilc, N03-N concentration decreased in only one of the two channels. However, the temporal stability of these relationships is unknown. There is scope for considerable biological investigations in irrigation channels, which would have practical and theoretical outcomes. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Royal Society of Victoria en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Macroinvertebrate fauna and water quality in two irrigation channels in the Shepparton Irrigation Region, Victoria en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria en_US
dc.journal.volume 111 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 131 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 139 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090410 en_US
dc.personcode 109859 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062868 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Water Treatment Processes en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords aquatic macroinvertebrates. water quality, Shepparton Irrigation Region, irrigation channels, longitudinal changes. en_US
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