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Local habitat heterogeneity determines the differences in benthic diatom metacommunities between different urban river types

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Local habitat heterogeneity determines the differences in benthic diatom metacommunities between different urban river types. / Chen, Shan; Zhang, Wei ; Jeppesen, Erik; Liu, Zhaoying; Xu, Xiaoying; Wang, Liqing.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 669, No. June, 2019, p. 711-720.

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Chen, Shan ; Zhang, Wei ; Jeppesen, Erik ; Liu, Zhaoying ; Xu, Xiaoying ; Wang, Liqing. / Local habitat heterogeneity determines the differences in benthic diatom metacommunities between different urban river types. In: Science of the Total Environment. 2019 ; Vol. 669, No. June. pp. 711-720.

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title = "Local habitat heterogeneity determines the differences in benthic diatom metacommunities between different urban river types",
abstract = "Benthic diatoms are useful indicators of the ecological state of river systems. To understand the factors determining benthic diatom metacommunity composition in urban rivers, we studied in situ surface sediment diatom communities from 23 rivers in Shanghai City. Based on our study results on the metacommunity structure of benthic diatoms and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA), we found substantial differences between restored (G1) and unrestored rivers (G2–G4) in taxa richness, relative abundances, and dominant and indicator taxa of benthic diatoms. The epiphytic diatoms Cocconeis placentula and Amphora libyca var. baltica were representative of the restored rivers (G1), where aquatic macrophytes were more abundant and the water was clearer. The motile epipelic diatoms Navicula recens and Navicula germainii dominated the moderately polluted rivers (G2). The eutrophic taxa Cyclotella meneghiniana, Aulacoseira granulata, and Cyclostephanos tholiformis dominated in G3, which comprised relatively heavily polluted rivers with low organic matter sediment and high disturbance. The polysaprobic taxon Nitzschia palea and the halophilous taxon Fallacia pygmaea represented relatively heavily polluted rivers with a comparatively higher sedimentary salinity (SSal) (G4). Redundancy analysis (RDA) revealed that total phosphorus (TP), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ), dissolved oxygen (DO), Secchi depth (SD), SSal, and the ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N) in the sediment were important environmental factors explaining variation among benthic diatom metacommunity composition. Partial RDA (pRDA) implied that the relative importance of environmental factors in structuring benthic diatom metacommunity was much higher than spatial factors. Classification and regression trees (CART) further indicated that DOC, the sediment C/N ratio, and SSal were the key local environmental factors affecting grouping patterns of benthic diatom metacommunities. Our study proposes that benthic diatom metacommunities respond to the complex characteristics of local environment in urban rivers and provides useful knowledge for consideration in the ecological monitoring of urban river systems. ",
keywords = "Benthic diatom metacommunity, Ecological indicator, Habitat heterogeneity, Highly urbanized megalopolis, Restored river",
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AU - Chen, Shan

AU - Zhang, Wei

AU - Jeppesen, Erik

AU - Liu, Zhaoying

AU - Xu, Xiaoying

AU - Wang, Liqing

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Benthic diatoms are useful indicators of the ecological state of river systems. To understand the factors determining benthic diatom metacommunity composition in urban rivers, we studied in situ surface sediment diatom communities from 23 rivers in Shanghai City. Based on our study results on the metacommunity structure of benthic diatoms and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA), we found substantial differences between restored (G1) and unrestored rivers (G2–G4) in taxa richness, relative abundances, and dominant and indicator taxa of benthic diatoms. The epiphytic diatoms Cocconeis placentula and Amphora libyca var. baltica were representative of the restored rivers (G1), where aquatic macrophytes were more abundant and the water was clearer. The motile epipelic diatoms Navicula recens and Navicula germainii dominated the moderately polluted rivers (G2). The eutrophic taxa Cyclotella meneghiniana, Aulacoseira granulata, and Cyclostephanos tholiformis dominated in G3, which comprised relatively heavily polluted rivers with low organic matter sediment and high disturbance. The polysaprobic taxon Nitzschia palea and the halophilous taxon Fallacia pygmaea represented relatively heavily polluted rivers with a comparatively higher sedimentary salinity (SSal) (G4). Redundancy analysis (RDA) revealed that total phosphorus (TP), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ), dissolved oxygen (DO), Secchi depth (SD), SSal, and the ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N) in the sediment were important environmental factors explaining variation among benthic diatom metacommunity composition. Partial RDA (pRDA) implied that the relative importance of environmental factors in structuring benthic diatom metacommunity was much higher than spatial factors. Classification and regression trees (CART) further indicated that DOC, the sediment C/N ratio, and SSal were the key local environmental factors affecting grouping patterns of benthic diatom metacommunities. Our study proposes that benthic diatom metacommunities respond to the complex characteristics of local environment in urban rivers and provides useful knowledge for consideration in the ecological monitoring of urban river systems.

AB - Benthic diatoms are useful indicators of the ecological state of river systems. To understand the factors determining benthic diatom metacommunity composition in urban rivers, we studied in situ surface sediment diatom communities from 23 rivers in Shanghai City. Based on our study results on the metacommunity structure of benthic diatoms and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA), we found substantial differences between restored (G1) and unrestored rivers (G2–G4) in taxa richness, relative abundances, and dominant and indicator taxa of benthic diatoms. The epiphytic diatoms Cocconeis placentula and Amphora libyca var. baltica were representative of the restored rivers (G1), where aquatic macrophytes were more abundant and the water was clearer. The motile epipelic diatoms Navicula recens and Navicula germainii dominated the moderately polluted rivers (G2). The eutrophic taxa Cyclotella meneghiniana, Aulacoseira granulata, and Cyclostephanos tholiformis dominated in G3, which comprised relatively heavily polluted rivers with low organic matter sediment and high disturbance. The polysaprobic taxon Nitzschia palea and the halophilous taxon Fallacia pygmaea represented relatively heavily polluted rivers with a comparatively higher sedimentary salinity (SSal) (G4). Redundancy analysis (RDA) revealed that total phosphorus (TP), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ), dissolved oxygen (DO), Secchi depth (SD), SSal, and the ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N) in the sediment were important environmental factors explaining variation among benthic diatom metacommunity composition. Partial RDA (pRDA) implied that the relative importance of environmental factors in structuring benthic diatom metacommunity was much higher than spatial factors. Classification and regression trees (CART) further indicated that DOC, the sediment C/N ratio, and SSal were the key local environmental factors affecting grouping patterns of benthic diatom metacommunities. Our study proposes that benthic diatom metacommunities respond to the complex characteristics of local environment in urban rivers and provides useful knowledge for consideration in the ecological monitoring of urban river systems.

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KW - Ecological indicator

KW - Habitat heterogeneity

KW - Highly urbanized megalopolis

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JO - Science of the Total Environment

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