A macroinvertebrate community index of water quality for stony streams

By: Stark, J.D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Water & soil miscellaneous publication ; 87.Publisher: Wellington, NZ : Water & Soil Directorate, Ministry of Works and Development, 1985Description: 52 p. : 32 refs; 11 figs; 13 tables; 2 appendices.ISSN: 0110-4705.Subject(s): MACROINVERTEBRATES | WATER QUALITY | WATER POLLUTION | RIVERS | ROCKS | ORGANIC POLLUTION | SAMPLING | TAXA | POLLUTION ASSESSMENT | FRESHWATER ECOLOGY | TARANAKI | INDEXESHoldings: HAMILTON: S622 WAT Misc/87 Online resources: Click here to access online In: Water & soil miscellaneous publicationSummary: A macroinvertebrate community index (MCI), based upon principles of the British National Water Council's Biological Monitoring Working Party score system, is proposed and evaluated for assessment of organic pollution in stony streams in Taranaki. Application of the MCI to data collected from streams and rivers elsewhere in the North and South Islands has produced interpretations consistent with those based upon quantitative and descriptive analyses, suggesting that the MCI may prove useful throughout the country. The MCI utilises presence/absence freshwater invertebrate distributional data and may have advantages over traditional biological quantitative analyses for use in water management. The application and potential uses of the MCI are discussed and work required for further development of the index is suggested. (auth/ED)
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A macroinvertebrate community index (MCI), based upon principles of the British National Water Council's Biological Monitoring Working Party score system, is proposed and evaluated for assessment of organic pollution in stony streams in Taranaki. Application of the MCI to data collected from streams and rivers elsewhere in the North and South Islands has produced interpretations consistent with those based upon quantitative and descriptive analyses, suggesting that the MCI may prove useful throughout the country. The MCI utilises presence/absence freshwater invertebrate distributional data and may have advantages over traditional biological quantitative analyses for use in water management. The application and potential uses of the MCI are discussed and work required for further development of the index is suggested. (auth/ED)

HAMILTON: S622 WAT Misc/87

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