Table 4

Mean macrozoobenthos density (ind.m−2) and biomass (g.m−2) at the study ponds over the sampling period, with different interactions representing particular ponds.

Ponds Interaction Density (ind.m−2)
Biomass (g.m−2)
Chironomidae Oligochaeta
POD, SNE LM*CO*MU 333ab 92a 4.14a
MF*CO*MU 527ca 85a 6.24ab
NEU, LANG LM*ORG*MU 212b 1276b 3.85a
MF*ORG*MU 256b 683c 1.84a
GEB, HAS LM*ORG*SA 255b 212a 14.59b
MF*ORG*SA 378abc 445ac 2.68a
PAN, SKA LM*CO*SA 576c 466ac 4.40a
MF*CO*SA 248b 406ac 1.78a

Means values with different superscripts indicate significant differences (LSD test, p < 0.05) between interactions within a taxa group (Chironomidae and Oligochaeta).

Ponds: POD = Podsilniční, SNE = Šnekl, NEU = Neuteich, LANG = Langerteich, GEB = Gebhartsteich, HAS = Haslauerteich, PAN − Pančár, SKA − Skaličný; Habitat: LM = littoral macrophyte area, MF = macrophyte-free area. Management: CO = conventional, ORG = organic; Substrate: MU = muddy, SA = sandy.

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