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Peace Musonge   Ms.  Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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Peace Musonge published an article in March 2019.
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Peter L.M. Goethals

96 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium


11 shared publications

Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

Pieter Boets

10 shared publications

Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium


8 shared publications

Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Baseline assessment of benthic macroinvertebrate community structure and ecological water quality in Rwenzori rivers (Al... Peace S.L. Musonge, Pieter Boets, Koen Lock, Naomi Minar Dam... Published: 01 March 2019
Limnologica, doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2018.12.001
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Impact assessment of local land use on ecological water quality of the Guayas river basin (Ecuador) Minar Naomi Damanik-Ambarita, Pieter Boets, Hanh Tien Nguyen... Published: 01 November 2018
Ecological Informatics, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.08.009
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Article 1 Read 4 Citations Generalized Linear Models to Identify Key Hydromorphological and Chemical Variables Determining the Occurrence of Macroi... Minar&nbspnaomi&nbspdamanik- Ambarita, Gert&nbspeveraert, Ma... Published: 18 July 2016
Water, doi: 10.3390/w8070297
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The biotic integrity of the Guayas River basin in Ecuador is at environmental risk due to extensive anthropogenic activities. We investigated the potential impacts of hydromorphological and chemical variables on biotic integrity using macroinvertebrate-based bioassessments. The bioassessment methods utilized included the Biological Monitoring Working Party adapted for Colombia (BMWP-Col) and the average score per taxon (ASPT), via an extensive sampling campaign that was completed throughout the river basin at 120 sampling sites. The BMWP-Col classification ranged from very bad to good, and from probable severe pollution to clean water based on the ASPT scores. Generalized linear models (GLMs) and sensitivity analysis were used to relate the bioassessment index to hydromorphological and chemical variables. It was found that elevation, nitrate-N, sediment angularity, logs, presence of macrophytes, flow velocity, turbidity, bank shape, land use and chlorophyll were the key environmental variables affecting the BMWP-Col. From the analyses, it was observed that the rivers at the upstream higher elevations of the river basin were in better condition compared to lowland systems and that a higher flow velocity was linked to a better BMWP-Col score. The nitrate concentrations were very low in the entire river basin and did not relate to a negative impact on the macroinvertebrate communities. Although the results of the models provided insights into the ecosystem, cross fold model development and validation also showed that there was a level of uncertainty in the outcomes. However, the results of the models and sensitivity analysis can support water management actions to determine and focus on alterable variables, such as the land use at different elevations, monitoring of nitrate and chlorophyll concentrations, macrophyte presence, sediment transport and bank stability.