Stream-Floodplain Interactions

Several studies have been conducted on the role of macroinvertebrates in stream/floodplain interactions and their role in processing organic matter in the floodplain.


Mouth Of River Web

Publications

Merritt, R.W., K.W. Cummins and J.R. Barnes. 1979. Demonstration of stream watershed community processes with some simple "bioassay" techniques. Canad. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquatic Sci. 43:101-113.

Merritt, R.W. and D.L. Lawson. 1981. Adult emergence patterns and species distribution and abundance of Tipulidae in three woodland floodplains. Environ. Entomol. 10:915-21.

Merritt, R.W., W. Wuerthele and D.L. Lawson. 1984. The effect of leaf conditioning on the timing of litter processing on a Michigan woodland floodplain. Can. J. Zool. 62:179-182.

Merritt, R.W., K.W. Cummins and T.M. Burton. 1984. The role of aquatic insects in the processing and cycling of nutrients. pp. 134-163. In: Resh, V.H. and D.N. Rosenberg (eds.). The ecology of aquatic insects. Praeger Scient., N.Y. 438 p.

Riparian Zone Web

a riparian zone

Lawson, D.L., M.J. Klug and R.W. Merritt. 1984. The influence of the physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of decomposing leaves to the growth of the detritivore Tipula abominalis (Diptera: Tipulidae). Can. J. Zool. 62:2339-2343.

Lawson, D.L., M.J. Klug and R.W. Merritt. 1984. The influence of the physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of decomposing leaves to the growth of the detritivore Tipula abominalis (Diptera: Tipulidae). Can. J. Zool. 62:2339-2343.

Stout, R.J., W.H. Taft and R.W. Merritt. 1985. Patterns of macroinvertebrate colonization on fresh and senescent alder leaves in two Michigan streams. Freshwat. Biol. 15:573-80.

Knollenberg, W.G., R.W. Merritt and D.L. Lawson. 1985. Consumption of leaf litter by Lumbricus terrestris (Oligochaeta) on a Michigan woodland floodplain. Amer. Midl. Nat. 113:1-6

Merritt, R.W. and D.L. Lawson. 1992. The role of macroinvertebrates in stream-floodplain dynamics. Hydrobiologia 248: 65-77.