Stream mesocosm restoration experiment

A stream mesocosm experiment to investigate biological community recovery following restoration

This experiment aimed to identify the impacts of a degraded community on colonist community establishment.

12 mesocosms were established, simulating physically healthy streams. Degraded invertebrate communities were established in half, mimicking the post-restoration scenario of physical recovery without biological recovery. A healthy colonist community was then introduced to all mesocosms, to test if degraded community presence influenced healthy community establishment.

Data set includes invertebrate community abundances, Deleatidium mayfly growth, development and emergence data, algal biomass, and physico-chemical data.

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Authors Barrett, Isabelle
McIntosh, Angus
Febria, Catherine
Warburton, Helen
Maintainer Isabelle Barrett
Last Updated March 29, 2022, 12:03 (NZDT)
Created July 20, 2020, 11:55 (NZST)
Publication Year 2021
Start Date 2019-04
End Date 2019-06