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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the middle Doce river basin, Brazil

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This resource contains a check list from the benthonic macroinvertebrate community sampled biannually from 1999 to 2010 in eight natural lakes from the middle Doce river lake system, and eight rivers segments in the Piracicaba River basin (sub-basin of Doce river), Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

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  • Occurrence 
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Keywords

Benthic Macroinvertebrates; Bioindicators; Brazil; Long Term Ecological Research; Metadata Biodiversity; Macroinvertebrate Community; Taxonomic Identification; Tropical lakes; Tropical Rivers.

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR +55 (31) 34092591

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR +55 (31) 34092591
Maria Marques
Professor Titular
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR +55 (31) 34092591

Who filled in the metadata:

Diego Pujoni
Post Doc
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR + 55 31 98866-5113
http://lattes.cnpq.br/4374619193264139
Gabriel Aguila
Estagiário - IC
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR +55 31 99241-7738
http://lattes.cnpq.br/1757899587528681

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Pres. Antônio Carlos, 6627 31270901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais BR +55 (31) 34092591

Geographic Coverage

Middle Stretch of the Rio Doce Basin - MG (Brazil)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20, -42.9], North East [-19.22, -42.2]

Taxonomic Coverage

Specimens are identified at the lowest possible taxonomic level as possible, mostly at family levels. Some taxa were identified until genus or species level.

Phylum  Mollusca,  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Platyhelminthes
Subphylum  Crustacea
Class  Insecta,  Bivalvia,  Gastropoda,  Clitellata,  Malacostraca,  Ostracoda,  Arachinida
Subclass  Hirudinea,  Oligochaeta
Family  Aeshnidae,  Anomalopsychidae,  Araneida,  Baetidae,  Belostomatidae,  Brachycentridae,  Caenidae,  Calamoceratidae,  Calopterygidae,  Ceratopogonidae,  Chaoboridae,  Chironomidae,  Coenagrionidae,  Corduliidae,  Corixidae,  Corydalidae,  Culicidae,  Curculionidae,  Dixidae,  Dolichopodidae,  Dryopidae,  Dytiscidae,  Elmidae,  Empididae,  Ephemeridae,  Gelastocoridae,  Gerridae,  Glossosomatidae,  Gomphidae,  Gripopterygidae,  Gryllidae,  Gyrinidae,  Haliplidae,  Hebridae,  Helicopsychidae,  Hydrobiosidae,  Hydrobiosidae,  Hydrophilidae,  Hydropsychidae,  Hydroptilidae,  Isotomidae,  Lampyridae,  Leptoceridae,  Leptohyphidae,  Leptophlebiidae,  Lestidae,  Libellulidae,  Limnephilidae,  Limnichidae,  Odontoceridae,  Perlidae,  Pleidae,  Polycentropodidae,  Polymirtacyidae,  Protoneuridae,  Psephenidae,  Psychodidae,  Pyralidae,  Scarabaeidae,  Sciomyzidae,  Simuliidae,  Staphylinidae,  Stratiomydae,  Syrphidae,  Tabanidae,  Tipulidae,  Tridactlidae,  Veliidae,  Palaemonidae,  Ampullaridae,  Ancylidae,  Corbiculidae,  Hydrobiidae,  Hyriidae,  Physidae,  Planorbidae,  Sphaeriidae,  Thiaridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1999-01-01 / 2010-12-31

Project Data

In environmental evaluation practices, the use of biological variables represents a significant advantage over using exclusively physical and chemical parameters (Callisto et al., 2001). This approach enables not only the study of a momentary situation, but also the influence of past modifications on environmental quality that still affects the aquatic biota (Marvan, 1979). In this perspective, the use of benthic macroinvertebrates is a powerful tool to biomonitoring programs, due to the clear influence of habitat modifications over its community structure and taxa distribution, which make this community a useful environmental bioindicators (Vannote et al., 1980; Johnson, 1995; Bonada et al., 2006). The benthic macroinvertebrates community is composed by organisms from several taxonomic groups and trophic guilds. They live associated to the substrate of water bodies (sediments, wood debris, rocks, aquatic macrophytes, filamentous algae, etc.), at least during part of their life cycles. The most common groups are insect, annelids, molluscs, and crustaceans, besides other smaller groups (McCafferty, 1981). These organisms occupy a variety of niches and play fundamental roles in the ecological processes of aquatic ecosystems, in both detritivore and secondary production chain. They can be considered a linkage between mass and energy fluxes along the aquatic food web, taking part in the biogeochemical cycles (Rosenberg & Resh, 1993). In addition to the traditional taxonomic approach, the use of functional types represents an important complement to this kind of work (Leslie & Lamp, 2016). This approach evaluates the community organization patterns through an ecosystem services perspective, allowing complementary point of view on the relationship between abiotic environment and community responses (Bêche et al., 2006; Podgaisk et al., 2011). The Doce River Basin is one of the most unique areas of the Brazilian landscape, home of two of the country's most threatened biomes, Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado, considered hotspots of Brazilian biodiversity (Myers et al., 2000; Silva & Bates 2002), and suffer great anthropic impact (Mittermeier et al., 1999; Klink & Machado 2005; Jepson 2005). The middle course Doce river basin has a high value for Brazilian biodiversity, since in this region lies one of the biggest continuous remnant of Atlantic Rain Forest, the Rio Doce State Park (RDSP), with 35,970 hectares and which was recognized in 2010 as a RAMSAR site for conservation of wetlands (RAMSAR 2010). The Doce river basin covers a total of 230 municipalities and has a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants. In addition to the impacts of human occupation, the basin has the largest steel complex in Latin America, where several steelmaking and mining companies are settled (PIRH – DOCE, 2010). Many anthropogenic environmental impacts have already been identified in both rivers and lakes, such as extensive Eucalyptus plantations, pasturelands for cattle raising, unplanned urbanization, with disposal of untreated sewage, illegal hunting and fishing inside the RDSP, and the intentional and/or accidental introductions of exotic species (e.g. molluscs, fishes, plants, primates).

Title Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the middle Doce river basin, Brazil
Identifier PELD site 4
Funding PELD / MCT-CNPq (Process number 520031 / 98-9)
Study Area Description This project was developed in the middle Doce river basin, located in the southwest portion of Minas Gerais state, Brazil (Figure 1). The Middle Doce River lake system is the third largest lake system in the Brazilian territory, with more than 300 identified water bodies (Maillard et al., 2012). About 50 lakes are located inside the limits of the Rio Doce State Park, as mentioned earlier, the largest continuous remnant of Atlantic forest in Minas Gerais. The predominant climate is the mesothermic, with two well defined seasons: Dry - from April to September and Rainy - from October to March.
Design Description This project aimed to unify the data and information obtained during the sampling period of the PELD project, from 1999 to 2010, evaluating the zoobenthonic community in lotic and lentic systems in the middle section of the Doce river basin. It was the objective to project either to evaluate the spatial and temporal variation of the community structure and also the differences between rivers and lakes with distinct degree of anthropogenic impacts.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Maria Margaria Marques
Content Provider
Rodrigo Antonio de Souza
Content Provider
Helen Eduarda Soares da Costa
Content Provider
Karine Andrade Almeida
Content Provider
Liss Gato Cupertino Santos

Sampling Methods

During the periods of drought (July or August) and rain (January or February) of each year water samples were taken from rivers and lakes and collections of benthic fauna. For each lake two or more sampling stations were determined in the coastal region, to ensure that spatial heterogeneity was considered. In the rivers, a single sampling station was determined in the left margin of each environment.

Study Extent From 1999 to 2010, eight rivers segments (Caraça, Barão de Cocais, Santa Bárbara, Peixe, Severo, Piracicaba, Ipanema, Doce) and eight lakes (Dom Helvécio, Gambazinho, and Carioca, Amarela, Águas Claras, Barra, Jacaré and Palmeirinha) were sampled in the dry and rainy season.

Method step description:

  1. For each lake two or more sampling stations were determined in the coastal region, to ensure that spatial heterogeneity was considered. In the rivers, a single sampling station was determined in the left margin of each environment. Samples were collected with a kick net packed in plastic bags, fixed with 10 ml of 40% formaldehyde solution, labeled and stored in polystyrene boxes. In the laboratory the collected material was washed, and the organisms retained in descending mesh screens (meshes of 2, 1, 0.5 and 0.250 mm). The organisms were screened using a stereoscopic microscope. Taxonomic identifications were made whenever possible up to the level of family, gender and / or species, based on the following literatures: Wiggins (1977), McCafferty (1981), Merrit & Cummins (1984), Dominguez et al. (1992) and Nieser & Melo (1997), Costa (1997) and Mugnai (2010).

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Alternative Identifiers 32ba1b9a-b06d-417e-98ea-eb0cfb67466a
https://ipt.sibbr.gov.br/peld/resource?r=diversidade_de_macroinvertebrados_bentonicos_peld