To study the seasonal dynamics of macrozoobenthos community in Xiangxi River, the individuals of macrozoobenthos in the River were quantitatively monitored. A total of 197 taxa belonging to 6 class and 68 families were collected, among which, Baetis spp., Epeorus spp., and Nemoura spp. were the dominant groups, and their compositions varied with seasons. The macrozoobenthos community was most complicated in winter, followed by in spring and autumn, and the simplest in summer. Gather-collector was the main component of functional feeding groups in Xiangxi River system, followed by scraper, predator, and filter-collector, while shredder only accounted for a small part. Canonical correspondence analysis showed that the factors affecting the macrozoobenthos community were dissimilar among seasons. In summer and autumn, nutrients had greater effects; and in all seasons, water depth had definite effects.
Jiang Wan-xiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; Jia Xing-huan; Zhou Shu-chan; Li Feng-qing; Tang Tao; Cai Qing-hua (email@example.com).Seasonal dynamics of macrozoobenthos community structure in Xiangxi River.,Yingyong Shengtai Xuebao,2009,20(4):923-928