Eva López's scientific contributions

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Multimetric indices based on biological communities for the assessment of the ecological status of streams and rivers have recently been developed for many regions. However, local differences in reference conditions, human impacts and biological communities make developing suitable indices for different regions of the world necessary. Thus, our goa...
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Biomonitoring methods based on macroinvertebrate assemblages are widely developed in streams and rivers. However, the use of invertebrates has been criticized due to the long time and expense of processing samples. Therefore, we evaluated the effectiveness of reducing the sampling effort from 20 to 5 samples to assess the stream macroinvertebrate c...

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... In recent years, numerous methods have been developed to assess the ecological condition of freshwater ecosystems. Because of the low costs, rapid field deployment, and use of various metrics at different levels in the biological hierarchy, multi-metric indices (MMIs) have been widely used to assess ecosystem conditions (Baptista et al., 2007;De Bikuña et al., 2015;Ntislidou et al., 2018;Lu et al., 2019). ...
... The excellent condition threshold was set using the 25th percentile value of reference wetlands. The range of values under the excellent condition threshold was split into three equal-sized groups to determine the thresholds among good, fair, and poor categories (Gartzia de Bikuna et al., 2015). ...
... For example, Carlisle et al. (2008) showed that the macroinvertebrate model was the most precise compared to the diatom and fish models. However, the use of macroinvertebrates has been criticized due to long-time requirements and expensive costs of sampling, sorting, counting, and identifying them (De Bikuna et al., 2015) and this is likely to affect the effectiveness of biomonitoring protocols using macroinvertebrate communities (Pinna et al., 2014). ...