6.2 Biodiversity and ecosystem functions in streams

Schmera, D & J Podani (2018) Through the jungle of methods quantifying multiple-site resemblance. Ecological Informatics 44: 1–6
Schmera, D, J Podani, Z Botta-Dukát & T Erős (2018) On the reliability of the Elements of Metacommunity Structure framework for separating idealized metacommunity patterns. Ecological Indicators 85: 853–860
Schmera, D. et al. ... (2018) Does isolation influence the relative role of environmental and dispersal-related processes in stream networks? An empirical test of the network position hypothesis using multiple taxa. Freshwater Biology 63: 74-85.
Erős, T. (2017) Scaling fish metacommunities in stream networks: synthesis and future research avenues. Community Ecology 18(1):72-86
Schmera, D (2017) On the operative use of community overlap in analyzing incidence data. Community Ecology 18(1): 117-119

In this topic, we examined the composition, diversity and ecosystem functions of aquatic invertebrates in streams. We compare natural and human-impacted communities in order to get a general picture on how natural communities are influenced by human disturbances.