REPS Periphyton Productivity Experiment (Respirometers)

Monitoring periphyton indicates short term impacts on the system and provides a measure of productivity in these aquatic systems over the open water season of 2013 (September). The periphyton 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. Sample sites are on a gradient moving closer in proximity to industry to delineate the effects of natural and anthropogenic contaminants. Following this experiment, the ash-free dry mass of periphyton in the sample was measured.

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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 Chl-a, AFDM
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 periphyton collected in this experiment do not represent a comparable collection method to other periphyton collection methods to other periphyton sampling methods as they were gathered for experimental purposes under different conditions.
Relation REPS Invertebrate Taxonomy Experiment (Respirometers); REPS Dissolved Oxygen Logs Experiment.
Format xlsx
Resouce Type Spreadsheet
OSM Asset? Y
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