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Monitoring wilderness stream ecosystemsAuthor(s): Jeffrey C. Davis; G. Wayne Minshall; Christopher T. Robinson; Peter Landres
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-70. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 137 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionA protocol and methods for monitoring the major physical, chemical, and biological components of stream ecosystems are presented. The monitoring protocol is organized into four stages. At stage 1 information is obtained on a basic set of parameters that describe stream ecosystems. Each following stage builds upon stage 1 by increasing the number of parameters and the detail and frequency of the measurements. Stage 4 supplements analyses of stream biotic structure with measurements of stream function: carbon and nutrient processes. Standard methods are presented that were selected or modified through extensive field application for use in remote settings.
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CitationDavis, Jeffrey C.; Minshall, G. Wayne; Robinson, Christopher T.; Landres, Peter. 2001. Monitoring wilderness stream ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-70. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 137 p.
Keywordsbioassessment, methods, sampling, macroinvertebrates, production
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