Savage, Alan The distribution of Corixidae in relation to the water quality of British lakes: A monitoring model. Freshwater Forum, 4(1), pp. 32-61.
This article is an attempt to devise a method of using certain species of Corixidae as a basis for the assessment of general water quality in lakes. An empirical graphical representation of the distribution of populations or communities of Corixidae in relation to conductivity, based mainly on English and Welsh lakes, is used as a predictive monitoring model to establish the "expected" normal community at a given conductivity, representing the total ionic concentration of the water body. A test sample from another lake of known conductivity is then compared with "expected" community. The "goodness of fit" is examined visually or by calculation of indices of similarity based on the relative proportions of the constituent species of each community. A computer programme has been devised for this purpose.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||The distribution of Corixidae in relation to the water quality of British lakes: A monitoring model|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range: ||pp. 32-61|
|Contact Email Address: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issuing Agency: ||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||chemistry; ecological distribution; environmental effects; lakes; water quality; Corixidae; Hemiptera; England; Wales|
|Item ID: ||4545|
|Depositing User: ||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited: ||15 Nov 2010 18:48|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 18:15|
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