Comparative Analysis of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities Before and After the Restoration Project in the Kyoungan Stream

경안천의 하천복원 사업 전‧후 저서성 대형무척추동물 군집구조 비교 분석

Kim, PilJae;Kim, JinYoung;Son, SeHwan;Won, DooHee;Kong, Dongsoo

  • Received : 2015.08.16
  • Accepted : 2015.10.21
  • Published : 2016.01.30


This study aims to analyze the changes in the benthic macroinvertebrate community before and after a restoration project in a eutrophic stream. Species diversity and species richness increased at the points where the channel changed from standing water to running water. However, species diversity and richness decreased at the points where only riparian restoration was implemented, and the concentration of suspended solids increased, while biochemical oxygen demand and total phosphorus decreased and the concentration of dissolved oxygen increased. In such reaches, functional feeding groups went from collector-filterers to collector-gatherers, and habitat orientation groups changed from clingers to burrowers.


Benthic macroinvertebrate;Kyoungan Stream;Restoration;Species diversity


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