Functional indicators of river ecosystem health - results from regional case studies of leaf decomposition: prepared for Ministry for the Environment - Sustainable Management Fund Contract 2208 in conjunction with Hawke's Bay Regional Council Greater Wellington Environment Waikato Tasman District Council Horizons Regional Council Marlborough District Council Fish & Game New Zealand Taranaki Regional Council Auckland Regional Council Environment Southland West Coast Regional Council / by Roger Young.

By: Young, Roger.
Contributor(s): Cawthron Institute.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cawthron report; no. 1054.Publisher: Nelson [N.Z.] : Cawthron Institute, 2006Description: iii, 31 p. : ill.Subject(s): ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING | RIVERS | ECOSYSTEMS | INDICATORS | LEAF LITTER | DECOMPOSITION | CASE STUDIES | METHODS | AUCKLAND | HAWKES BAY | MARLBOROUGH | TASMAN | TARANAKI | WAIKATO | SOUTHLAND | WELLINGTONHoldings: ELECTRONIC Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: River health monitoring, which has traditionally concentrated on the use of structural measurements (such as water quality or taxonomic composition of aquatic organisms), should be complemented in future by functional indicators, such as rates of ecosystem metabolism and organic matter decomposition, to provide a more complete and accurate assessment of the state of these environments. This report describes the results of casestudies conducted throughout New Zealand trialling the use of organic matter decomposition as an indicator of river health.
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River health monitoring, which has traditionally concentrated on the use of structural measurements (such as water quality or taxonomic composition of aquatic organisms), should be complemented in future by functional indicators, such as rates of ecosystem metabolism and organic matter decomposition, to provide a more complete and accurate assessment of the state of these environments. This report describes the results of casestudies conducted throughout New Zealand trialling the use of organic matter decomposition as an indicator of river health.

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