FBIP: Temporal and spatial variation in macro-invertebrate diversity in Kruger national Park rivers

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new detailed series of surveys of the freshwater macro-invertebrate fauna of selected rivers within the Kruger National Park is planned. We aim to compare results from these new surveys (species richness and distribution) with historical records, and look at what external factors are impacting the populations in sections of rivers where there is a notable reduction in diversity and water quality.

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Barber-James H (2018): FBIP: Temporal and spatial variation in macro-invertebrate diversity in Kruger national Park rivers. v1.0. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=barber-james_am_2015_s_v2&v=1.0


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Samplingevent; Specimen


Helen Barber-James
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Head of Department, Department of Freshwater Invertebrates
Albany Museum
Somerset Street
6139 Grahamstown
Eastern Cape

Geographic Coverage

Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Bounding Coordinates South West [-25.522, 30.877], North East [-22.428, 31.999]

Taxonomic Coverage


Family Aeshnidae, Ampullaridae, Ancylidae, Arrenuridae, Aspidytidae, Assimineidae, Athericidae, Atyidae, Baetidae, Barbarochthonidae, Belostomatidae, Blephariceridae, Caenidae, Calamoceratidae, Calopterygidae, Carabidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Chlorocyphidae, Chlorolestidae, Coenagrionidae, Corbiculidae, Corduliidae, Corixidae, Crambidae, Culicidae, Curculionidae, Daphniidae, Dipseudopsidae, Dixidae, Dolichopodidae, Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Ecnomidae, Elmidae, Empididae, Entomobryidae, Ephydridae, Etheriidae, Georissidae, Gerridae, Gobiidae, Gomphidae, Gyrinidae, Hebridae, Helodidae, Heptageniidae, Hydrachnellae, Hydrachnidae, Hydraenidae, Hydridae, Hydrochidae, Hydrometridae, Hydrophilidae, Hydropsychidae, Hydroptilidae, Hydroscaphidae, Lampyridae, Lepidostomatidae, Leptoceridae, Leptophlebiidae, Lestidae, Libellulidae, Limnichidae, Lymnaeidae, Machadorythidae, Mesoveliidae, Micronectidae, Muscidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Neritidae, Noteridae, Notonectidae, Notonemouridae, Oligoneuriidae, Palaemonidae, Perlidae, Philopotamidae, Physidae, Planariidae, Planorbidae, Platycnemididae, Pleidae, Polycentropodidae, Polymitarcyidae, Potamonautidae, Prosopistomatidae, Protoneuridae, Psephenidae, Pseudagrionidae, Psychodidae, Ptilodactylidae, Scirtidae, Sericostomatidae, Simuliidae, Sisyridae, Spercheidae, Sphaeriidae, Staphylinidae, Stratiomyidae, Synlestidae, Synthemistidae, Syrphidae, Tabanidae, Thiaridae, Tipulidae, Tricorythidae, Unionidae, Veliidae, Volvocaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-09-01 / 2017-03-30

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