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Title: Investigation into macroinvertebrate sampling variability and European method of analysis (OI/T/001 (draft)) : Pond Action - October 1994
Author: J. Biggs
Author: A. Corfield
Author: M. Walker
Author: M. Whitfield
Author: P. Williams
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents the results of an NRA Thames Region Operational Investigation undertaken by Pond Action. The study had two main objectives: (i) to describe the effect of sampling variability on biological assessments of water quality made using the BMWP system and RIVPACS; (ii) to make a preliminary comparison of three water quality banding systems used in the European Union as part of the preparation for harmonising of water quality monitoring in the EU.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Biological samplingMacroinvertebratesBMWPRIVPACSBiological analysisWater quality surveysWater qualityTaxonomyBiotic indexMethodology
Geographic Keywords: Berkshire
Extent: 141; + appendices
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