In this study with participation of IBE researchers, the influence of different human pressures (at different scales) on both strictly aquatic and riparian communities was assessed. The authors show a general congruence in the response of both communities but with some interesting results such as the fact that pressures operating at basin scale had a greater effect than those at local scale, indicating the importance of wide-scale conservation strategies to preserve freshwater biodiversity. This study has been led wby researchers of Universidad de Murcia.
Bruno, D., Belmar, O., Sánchez-Fernández, D., Guareschi, S., Millán, A., Velasco, J. 2014. Responses of Mediterranean aquatic and riparian communities to human pressures at different spatial scales. Ecological Indicators 45: 456-464.