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Main Title Similarities of Periphyton Communities on Natural and Artificial Substrates in Streams.
Author Hansman, Eugene W. ;
CORP Author Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Inst. of Water Resources.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1626; OWRR-A-026-CONN; 12702,; A-026-CONN(1)
Stock Number PB-202 877
Additional Subjects ( Aquatic microbiology ; Streams) ; Biomass ; Sampling ; Wood ; Glass ; Polymethyl methacrylate ; Rocks ; Water resources ; Artificial substrate techniques ; Periphyton
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-202 877 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
Studies have been carried out on the use of the artificial substrate technique as a means of sampling the attached periphyton community in streams. The work involved the comparison of periphyton community composition and biomass accumulation on artificial substrates as it is affected by artificial substrate types, position, and exposure time. These results were then compared to the results obtained from the community on the natural rock in the stream. The data indicates that significant differences in species composition and relative abundance can be obtained on artificial substrates, and these differences may not always reflect the biodynamics of the periphyton community in the stream.