Rapid Bioassessment Methods for Assessing Stream Macroinvertebrate Community on the Savannah River Site

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Macroinvertebrate sampling was performed at 16 locations in the Savannah River Site (SRS) streams using Hester-Dendy multiplate samplers and EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBP). Some of the sampling locations were unimpacted, while other locations had been subject to various forms of perturbation by SRS activities. In general, the data from the Hester-Dendy multiplate samplers were more sensitive at detecting impacts than were the RBP data. We developed a Biotic Index for the Hester-Dendy data which incorporated eight community structure, function, and balance parameters. when tested using a data set that was unrelated to the data set that was used in ... continued below

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Specht, W.L. November 22, 1999.

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Macroinvertebrate sampling was performed at 16 locations in the Savannah River Site (SRS) streams using Hester-Dendy multiplate samplers and EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBP). Some of the sampling locations were unimpacted, while other locations had been subject to various forms of perturbation by SRS activities. In general, the data from the Hester-Dendy multiplate samplers were more sensitive at detecting impacts than were the RBP data. We developed a Biotic Index for the Hester-Dendy data which incorporated eight community structure, function, and balance parameters. when tested using a data set that was unrelated to the data set that was used in developing the Biotic Index, the index was very successful at detecting impact.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-95-0351
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/14940 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 14940
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621830

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Specht, W.L. Rapid Bioassessment Methods for Assessing Stream Macroinvertebrate Community on the Savannah River Site, report, November 22, 1999; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621830/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.