REPS Invertebrate Taxonomy Experiment (Respirometers)

As long-lived, ubiquitous aquatic consumers of both primary producers and other invertebrates, macroinvertebrates are a useful indicator of health in aquatic systems. The invertebrate community in an aquatic system also has notable implications on its productivity. In this experiment, community samples were used to measure net primary productivity by establishing productivity and respiration in light and dark chambers. Samples were collected during the open water season of 2013 (September). Sample sites are on a gradient moving closer in proximity to industry to delineate effects of natural and anthropogenic contaminants. In this data set, communities identified to the taxonomic resolution of Order.

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Alternate Title/Name
Creator OSM Representative Sub-basin Study (REPS)
Contributor University of Calgary
Publisher University of Calgary
Subject Aquatic Biology
Group/Subgroup Benthic Organisms
Parameters Taxonomy (Order)
Data Type Discrete
Frequency Once
Temporal Coverage Begins 2013-09-29
Temporal Coverage Ends 2013-09-29
Spatial Coverage
Spatial Projection
Usage Considerations or Constraints The invertebrates collected in this experiment do not represent a comparable collection method to other invertebrate sampling methods as they were gathered for experimental purposes under different conditions. Not identified by a professional taxonomist and no QA/QC performed.
Relation REPS Periphyton Productivity Experiment (Respirometers); REPS Dissolved Oxygen Logs Experiment
Format xlsx
Resouce Type Spreadsheet
Language English
OSM Asset? Y
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