River macroinvertebrate data for 200…

Occurrence dataset published by Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Summary

Full Title

River macroinvertebrate data for 2005 and 2006

Description

Family level and species level data from river monitoring stations across Scotland

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 10, 2005 - Dec 22, 2006

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Strathallan House, Castle Business Park FK9 4TZ Stirling United Kingdom 01786 452595
Metadata author
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Strathallan House, Castle Business Park FK9 4TZ Stirling United Kingdom 01786 452595
Administrative contact
Cathy Bennett

doi:10.15468/knxcqi

Published by

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

Registration Date

Sep 15, 2010

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas

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Description

Sites across Scotland on main rivers, selected to provide a representative assessment of water quality in those rivers.

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Methodology

Quality control

Data subject to both internal analytical quality control (AQC) and to external audit, and to conformance with SEPA quality system. Further inform is available from SEPA Ecology Units

Method Steps

  1. 3-minute kick sampling method as routinely employed for water quality monitoring by the agency. The sampling method is designed to capture a representative sample of benthic macroinvertebrates from the riffle areas of rivers. It is non quantitative. The samples are routinely analysed to family level for most macroinvertebrate families. Further details of the sampling method, equipment used etc. are available from SEPA Ecology Units