REPS Periphyton Taxonomy

Periphyton is a complex assemblage of organisms as a biofilm composed of algae, cyanobacteria, fungi, detritus, and other organisms. Monitoring periphyton is a strong indicator for short term impacts on periphyton communities and the systems that rely on them. Periphyton was sampled in the open water season of 2013 (July, August, October) Sample sites are on a gradient moving closer in proximity to industry to delineate effects of natural and anthropogenic contaminants. This periphyton was sampled using the standard area-delimited method.

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Additional Info

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Alternate Title/Name
Creator OSM Representative Sub-basin Study (REPS)
Contributor University of Calgary, University of Alberta
Publisher University of Calgary
Subject Aquatic Biology
Group/Subgroup Benthic Organisms
Parameters Taxonomy
Data Type Discrete
Frequency Open water season monthly
Temporal Coverage Begins 2013-07-18
Temporal Coverage Ends 2013-09-19
Spatial Coverage
Spatial Projection
Usage Considerations or Constraints Identification was done by the lab of Dr. Rolf Vinebrooke at the University of Alberta.
Relation REPS Periphyton Productivity & method comparison
Format xlsx
Resouce Type Spreadsheet
OSM Asset? Y
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