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Table 2

Summary (p-values) of ANOVAS comparing leaf decay and invertebrate parameters in mesh bags, as well as periphyton parameters on tiles between flow increase and control treatments. Significant effects (p < 0.05) of flow are marked in bold, p-values < 0.1 are marked in italics.

Dependent variable Flow increase Ranking
Leaf litter decomposition rate
Coarse mesh bags (k) 0.099 Control<flood
Fine mesh bags (k) 0.204
Coarse-fine (k) 0.925
Number of drifting individuals 0.086 Control<flood
Invertebrates in coarse mesh bags
Total invertebrate density 0.162
Taxon richness 0.433
EPT richness 0.273
Shannon–Wiener diversity 0.286
% Rheophile 0.354
Proportion of grazers/scrapers 0.180
Proportion of shredders 0.678
Proportion of gathering collectors 0.548
Proportion of predators 0.295
Total Chl a 0.108
Cyanobacteria 0.026* Flood<control
Diatoms 0.177
Green algae 0.009* Flood<control

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