Rivers around the world are drying with increasing frequency, but little is known about effects on terrestrial animal communities. Previous research along the San Pedro River in southeastern AZ, USA, suggests that changes in the availability of water resources associated with river drying lead to changes in predator abundance, community composition, diversity, and abundance of particular taxa of arthropods, but these observations have not yet been tested manipulatively.
Copyright: 2014 McCluney, Sabo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This study was funded by EPA STAR grant FP-91649201 to K. McCluney and the Brian
McCluney, Kevin E. and Sabo, John L., "Sensitivity and Tolerance of Riparian Arthropod Communities to Altered Water Resources along a Drying River" (2014). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 73.