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Christopher Schwendel

Doctor of Philosophy, (Ecology)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
The influence of stream bed stability and channel dynamics on lotic ecosystems: Measurement and methodological advances

My research focused on the effects of stream bed stability on lotic ecosystems from a methodological perspective. Suitability of bed stability measurement methods for application in research on stream invertebrates, one of the most important functional groups of lotic ecosystems, was investigated. This included test and application of previously not used methods in this context and the development of new and advanced techniques.

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