A survey of macroinvertebrates (including mayflies, crayfish, midges, etc.) and their habitats within the Shale Hills CZO field site was completed in 2012. This report details the survey results.
In addition to a woodland and streamside amphibian community survey, we collected benthic macroinvertebrates in order to provide a more comprehensive analysis of both the diversity and biological condition of the stream community residing within the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Unit (hereafter referred to as Shale Hills). The objectives of this semi-quantitative study were to 1) provide a summary list of the taxa present, along with ecological descriptions of intermittent stream fauna; and 2) conduct a biological assessment consisting of diversity indices and an index of biotic integrity.
Yetter, Susan E. (2014): Summary Results for Shale Hills Critical Zone Unit, Spring/Summer 2012 Benthic Macroinvertebrate Survey. Internal SSHCZO publication.
Summary Results for Shale Hills Critical Zone Unit, Spring/Summer 2012 Benthic Macroinvertebrate Survey
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Survey of aquatic insects and other invertebrates in the Shale Hills CZO field site