The classification and prediction of macroinvertebrate communities in British rivers

Wright, J.F. and Armitage, P.D. and Furse, M.T. and Moss, D. (1985) The classification and prediction of macroinvertebrate communities in British rivers. In: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 80-93. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Abstract

This article describes the progress of the River Communities Project which commenced in 1977. This project aimed to develop a sensitive and practical system for river site classification using macroinvertebrates as an objective means of appraising the status of British rivers. The relationship between physical and chemical features of sites and their biological communities were examined. Sampling was undertaken on 41 British rivers. Ordination techniques were used to analyze data and the sites were classified into 16 groups using multiple discrimination analysis. The potential for using the environmental data to predict to which group a site belonged and the fauna likely to be present was investigated.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: The classification and prediction of macroinvertebrate communities in British rivers
Personal Creator/Author:
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Wright, J.F.
Armitage, P.D.
Furse, M.T.
Moss, D.
Title of Book: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 80-93
Date: 1985
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquatic communities; Check lists; Classification Systems; Environmental factors; Fresh water; Rivers; Sampling; Invertebrata; Annual report
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Item ID: 5242
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 16:59
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:13
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5242

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