The distribution of Corixidae in relation to the water quality of British lakes: A monitoring model

Savage, Alan (1994) The distribution of Corixidae in relation to the water quality of British lakes: A monitoring model. Freshwater Forum, 4(1), pp. 32-61.

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Abstract

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:
CreatorsEmail
Savage, Alan
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 32-61
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address: library@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemistry; ecological distribution; environmental effects; lakes; water quality; Corixidae; Hemiptera; England; Wales
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4545
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 17:48
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2013 13:13
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4545

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