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Oligochaete communities as biological descriptors of pollution in the fine sediments of rivers
Lafont, M. (1984). Oligochaete communities as biological descriptors of pollution in the fine sediments of rivers. Hydrobiologia 115: 127-129
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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  • Lafont, M. (1984). Oligochaete communities as biological descriptors of pollution in the fine sediments of rivers, in: Bonomi, G. et al. (Ed.) Aquatic Oligochaeta: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaete Biology, held in Pallanza, Italy, September 21-24, 1982. Developments in Hydrobiology, 24: pp. 127-129, more

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  • Lafont, M.

Abstract
    This study emphasizes the usefulness of Oligochaeta communities as descriptors of pollution in the fine sediments of large rivers. Two indices of biological quality of fine bottoms are proposed and are related to chemical parameters of the water. Tentative proposals are made for an empirical classification of polluted fine sediments.

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