Benthic macroinvertebrates in Marin County streams: species richness is lower near human infrastructure

Alice Beittel, Madeline Hale, Caitlin Loeffler, Tanvi Mamtora & Natalia Mushegian
Streams and rivers represent less than 0.0001% of the planet's water, but are support up to 10% of its biological diversity and are fundamental to human life. As sources of drinking water, transportation, recreation, and energy, streams are both highly valuable and highly vulnerable to us. Humans have obvious imperative to protect stream ecosystems, but many effects are likely to be unintentional and unseen, incidental to our existing in a place. We sampled stream macroinvertebrate...
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