The project is based on a comprehensive ecological inventory study - qualitative and quantitative data analysis of macrozoobenthos (invertebrate bottom fauna living on, or in the bottom, which is retained on a sieve with a mesh size of 1 mm x 1 mm.) which inhabit quarry Ribnica’s main hydroecosystems [Forest stream (quarry's water supply system) and Ribnica river (downstream tributaries)]. 

Laboratory Analysis of Macrozoobenthos Species: Nymph of a golden stonefly, Plecoptera, Perlidae.

Enjoy this video showing a Nymph of a golden stonefly, Plecoptera, Perlidae.

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22Zář

The World of Trichoptera at Quarry Ribnica: Diversity of sampled caddiesflies species

The most important components in formation of the benthocenoses along quarry Ribnica’s aquatic ecosystems are Trichoptera (29.5%) and Plecoptera (26.7%) larvae.

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20Zář

Our first meeting with macroinvertebrates in hydroecosystems of quarry Ribnica

Here are some pictures of organisms in their natural environment, made during our field researches (March-August 2016).

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07Zář

Macrozoobenthos Brochure: A short project overview

Take a look at the biodiversity of macrozoobenthos species found at quarry Ribnica and an insight into the water quality along quarry Ribnica based on macrozoobenthos indicator species.

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01Zář

Investigating quarry Ribnica´s Hydroecosystems: Macrozoobenthos species have been found!?

First results from our field investigations showed that Macrozoobenthos species are present within all hydroecosystems at Quarry Ribnica. Let nature be the biggest winner...

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19Kvě

Rich Biodiversity of Macrozoobenthos : Abundant life of Trichoptera species in quarry Ribnica

Our second field research was performed last saturday. Rich Biodiversity of Macrozoobenthos species have been found in quarry Ribnica´s hydroecosystems. But why are Trichoptera species so abundant in comparison to other?

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17Kvě

Investigating quarry Ribnica´s Hydroecosystems: Macrozoobenthos species has been found!?

First results from our field investigations showed that Macrozoobenthos species are present within all hydroecosystems at Quarry Ribnica. Let nature be the biggest winner...

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16Dub