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Clitellate diversity in Nationalstadsparken, an urban national park in Stockholm, Sweden
Erséus, C.; Grimm, R.; Healy, B.; Lundberg, S.; Rota, E.; Timm, T. (1999). Clitellate diversity in Nationalstadsparken, an urban national park in Stockholm, Sweden, in: Healy, B.M. et al. (Ed.) Aquatic Oligochaetes: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaetes held in Presque Isle, Maine, USA, 18-22 August 1997. Developments in Hydrobiology, 139: pp. 101-110
In: Healy, B.M.; Reynoldson, T.B.; Coates, K.A. (Ed.) (1999). Aquatic Oligochaetes: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaetes held in Presque Isle, Maine, USA, 18-22 August 1997. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, vol. 406. Developments in Hydrobiology, 139. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht. ISBN 0-7923-5954-2. 290 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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  • Erséus, C.; Grimm, R.; Healy, B.; Lundberg, S.; Rota, E.; Timm, T. (1999). Clitellate diversity in Nationalstadsparken, an urban national park in Stockholm, Sweden. Hydrobiologia 406: 101-110, more

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  • Erséus, C., more
  • Grimm, R.
  • Healy, B.
  • Lundberg, S.
  • Rota, E.
  • Timm, T.

Abstract
    To increase the overall faunistic knowledge of Swedish Clitellata, a survey was performed in Nationalstadsparken, a mosaic of fresh and brackish waters, parklands alternating with remnants of natural biota, and areas of urban development, within the cities of Stockholm and Solna on the Baltic coast of Sweden (59° N, 18° E), One hundred and twenty-one species (113 Oligochaeta, 8 Hirudinea) were collected at 31 aquatic and 27 terrestrial or littoral localities; 49 species of Oligochaeta were found at the aquatic localities, 70 species at the terrestrial/littoral sites, Twenty-four species are new records for Sweden, and this urban national park thus features 64% of all non-marine clitellates known from the country, The result is consistent with a view that diversity is enhanced when human activities increase habitat complexity, even in areas in direct contact with a large city.

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