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Main Title Macroinvertebrate sampling techniques for streams in semi-arid regions : comparison of the Surber method and a unit-effort traveling kick method /
Author Hornig, C. E., ; Pollard., J. E.
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Pollard, J. E.,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev. ;Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Dept. of Biology.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/4-78-040
Stock Number PB-285 643
OCLC Number 04226452
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Limnology--United States ; Sampling ; Stream measurements--United States
Additional Subjects Invertebrates ; Sampling ; Streams ; Semiarid land ; Aquatic biology ; Efficiency ; Samplers ; Reliability ; Flow rate ; White River ; Southam Canyon ; Abundance ; Comparison ; Utah ; Collecting methods ; Benthos ; Tables(Data) ; Recommendations ; Cost effectiveness ; Habitats ; Species diversity
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EJBD  EPA 600-4-78-040 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/11/2015
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ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-040 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 643 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 21 pages : maps ; 28 cm.
Streams of the arid and semi-arid regions of the western United States are characterized by irregular flow patterns resulting in highly unstable macroinvertebrate habitats and a sparse macrobenthic fauna. The use of a standard square-foot Surber stream-bottom sampler is of limited utility in these regions due to the combined effects of faunal paucity and patchiness. The efficiency of a unit-effort traveling kick method was compared with that of a standard Surber sampler in uniform fauna-poor riffles on the White River, Utah. Comparisons of 50 kick samples with 40 Surber samples revealed that kick samples provided more highly reproducible data than Surber samples in terms of counts of individuals and taxa, percentages of composition, and diversity indices. Visual preselection of the richest sites, however, improved the reliability of Surber sampler data.
Report prepared by Water and Land Quality Branch, Monitoring Operations Division, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, and Biology Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-21).