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The influence of geomorphology on the composition of aquatic flora and fauna withim a temporary pond network


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dc.creator Florencio, Margarita
dc.creator Serrano Martín, Laura
dc.creator Siljestrom, Patricia
dc.creator Fernández Zamudio, María del Rocío
dc.creator García Murillo, Pablo
dc.creator Díaz-Paniagua, Carmen 2016-01-28T12:58:34Z 2016-01-28T12:58:34Z 2014
dc.identifier.issn 0213-7521 es
dc.description.abstract Geomorphological and hydrological features can provide a sound basis for global wetland classification. Temporary ponds located on the sandy area of Doñana can be classified into five different geomorphological areas. We hypothesised that these ponds would differ in soil characteristics, which may also explain differences in the composition of their macroinvertebrate, amphibian, and aquatic plant species assemblages. The study ponds were significantly segregated into southern and northern geomorphological areas based on the depth to the water table. The results of the multivariate ordination of soil variables were consistent with a north-south segregation, which was explained by the carbonate and other main ion concentrations in the pond basins. The ponds located in ecotones (marsh-sand and stable-mobile dunes) were particularly rich in amphibians and macroinvertebrates. This result may be explained because the ponds with the longest permanence of water were located in these areas, which represented the only flooded ponds during droughts. In addition, they also contained a high number of temporary ponds, thus favouring connectivity and environmental heterogeneity in these areas. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.relation.ispartof Limnetica, 33(2), 227-240 es
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
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dc.subject Temporary ponds es
dc.subject geomorphology es
dc.subject Doñana es
dc.subject aquatic assemblages es
dc.subject macroinvertebrates es
dc.subject amphibians es
dc.title The influence of geomorphology on the composition of aquatic flora and fauna withim a temporary pond network es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es
dc.contributor.affiliation Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Biologia Vegetal y Ecologia es
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