WC tested the hypothesis that maximum taxon richness of macroinvertebrates will occur in communities subject to intermediate levels of disturbance at 54 stream sites that differed in the frequency and intensity of flood-related episodes of bed movement.
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The intermediate disturbance hypothesis, refugia, ..