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Basslink Monitoring Program Field Report: King River Macroinvertebrates Spring 2011 and Autumn 2012

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Davies, PE and Cook, LSJ (2012) Basslink Monitoring Program Field Report: King River Macroinvertebrates Spring 2011 and Autumn 2012. Project Report. Freshwater Systems, Hobart.

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Abstract

Macroinvertebrates were sampled in spring (September) 2011 and autumn (March) 2012 at three sites in the King River between the John Butters power station and the Queen River junction. Six reference sites were also sampled in the Franklin, Denison, Maxwell and Jane Rivers in October, as part of the Gordon Basslink Monitoring Program, acting also as reference sites for the King River. Sampling was conducted as required under the Basslink Monitoring Program, with all sites sampled using:
 Quantitative surber samplers with 10 sample units taken per site placed randomly in mid-riffle habitats;
 Rapid bioassessment (RBA) kick sampling, with live-picking on-site.
The former samples are used to generate data on abundances of individual taxa, total abundances and diversity (as number of taxa). The latter samples are used to derived O/E values for each site, using the RIVPACS models developed by Davies et al. (1999) for Tasmanian Hydro catchments.
Data collected in this survey form part of the database used to assess changes in instream conditions associated with changes in flow regimes resulting from Basslink

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Publisher: Freshwater Systems
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Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 07:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:03
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