Project

Development of habitat suitability models for Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera in watercourses

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
macroinvertebrates aquatic ecology biological water quality
 
Project description

Mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies are indicators of a good water quality. By identifying these macroinvertebrates to species level, data will become available that will be used to develop habitat suitability models. In addition, landuse along watercourses, habitat connectivity and species interactions will be taken into account. The obtained data will also be useful for monitoring biodiversity in Flanders.