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Impact of habitat diversity on the sampling effort required for the assessment of river fish communities and IBI

Chris Van Liefferinge, Ilse Simoens, Christian Vogt, Tom JS Cox, Jan Breine, Dirk Ercken, Peter Goethals UGent, Claude Belpaire and Patrick Meire (2010) HYDROBIOLOGIA. 644(1). p.169-183
abstract
The spatial variation in the fish communities of four small Belgian rivers with variable habitat diversity was investigated by electric fishing to define the minimum sampling distance required for optimal fish stock assessment and determination of the Index of Biotic Integrity. This study shows that the standardised sampling distance of 100 m was not always sufficient to collect most species present. The required minimum sampling distance seems to be correlated with habitat diversity. In homogeneous streams, a mean sample distance of 282, 452 and 572 m is necessary to capture 80, 90 and 95% of all species present, respectively. In heterogeneous streams, these sample distances decrease to 217, 380 and 503 m. Hence, at least 300 m should be sampled to catch most species present with a single-pass sampling method. However, our results show that a 100 m sampling distance as presently used in the Flemish monitoring programs is sufficient to accurately describe the ecological quality since differences in IBI evaluation between adjacent stretches could at least for some rivers be explained by differences in habitat heterogeneity.
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Sampling distance, Fishing protocol, Pisces, Flanders, Biodiversity, Index of Biotic Integrity, BIOTIC INTEGRITY, WATER BODIES, SPECIES RICHNESS, JUVENILE FISH, STREAM, INDEX, QUALITY, MEUSE, MIGRATION, BELGIUM
journal title
HYDROBIOLOGIA
Hydrobiologia
volume
644
issue
1
pages
169 - 183
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000276071600011
JCR category
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.964 (2010)
JCR rank
25/92 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
0018-8158
DOI
10.1007/s10750-010-0110-5
language
English
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yes
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A1
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970194
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-970194
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2010-06-04 16:40:11
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2010-07-05 12:20:02
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  abstract     = {The spatial variation in the fish communities of four small Belgian rivers with variable habitat diversity was investigated by electric fishing to define the minimum sampling distance required for optimal fish stock assessment and determination of the Index of Biotic Integrity. This study shows that the standardised sampling distance of 100 m was not always sufficient to collect most species present. The required minimum sampling distance seems to be correlated with habitat diversity. In homogeneous streams, a mean sample distance of 282, 452 and 572 m is necessary to capture 80, 90 and 95\% of all species present, respectively. In heterogeneous streams, these sample distances decrease to 217, 380 and 503 m. Hence, at least 300 m should be sampled to catch most species present with a single-pass sampling method. However, our results show that a 100 m sampling distance as presently used in the Flemish monitoring programs is sufficient to accurately describe the ecological quality since differences in IBI evaluation between adjacent stretches could at least for some rivers be explained by differences in habitat heterogeneity.},
  author       = {Van Liefferinge, Chris and Simoens, Ilse  and Vogt, Christian and Cox, Tom JS and Breine, Jan and Ercken, Dirk  and Goethals, Peter and Belpaire, Claude  and Meire, Patrick},
  issn         = {0018-8158},
  journal      = {HYDROBIOLOGIA},
  keyword      = {Sampling distance,Fishing protocol,Pisces,Flanders,Biodiversity,Index of Biotic Integrity,BIOTIC INTEGRITY,WATER BODIES,SPECIES RICHNESS,JUVENILE FISH,STREAM,INDEX,QUALITY,MEUSE,MIGRATION,BELGIUM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {169--183},
  title        = {Impact of habitat diversity on the sampling effort required for the assessment of river fish communities and IBI},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-010-0110-5},
  volume       = {644},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Liefferinge, Chris, Ilse Simoens, Christian Vogt, Tom JS Cox, Jan Breine, Dirk Ercken, Peter Goethals, Claude Belpaire, and Patrick Meire. 2010. “Impact of Habitat Diversity on the Sampling Effort Required for the Assessment of River Fish Communities and IBI.” Hydrobiologia 644 (1): 169–183.
APA
Van Liefferinge, C., Simoens, I., Vogt, C., Cox, T. J., Breine, J., Ercken, D., Goethals, P., et al. (2010). Impact of habitat diversity on the sampling effort required for the assessment of river fish communities and IBI. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 644(1), 169–183.
Vancouver
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Van Liefferinge C, Simoens I, Vogt C, Cox TJ, Breine J, Ercken D, et al. Impact of habitat diversity on the sampling effort required for the assessment of river fish communities and IBI. HYDROBIOLOGIA. 2010;644(1):169–83.
MLA
Van Liefferinge, Chris, Ilse Simoens, Christian Vogt, et al. “Impact of Habitat Diversity on the Sampling Effort Required for the Assessment of River Fish Communities and IBI.” HYDROBIOLOGIA 644.1 (2010): 169–183. Print.