Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators

Macroinvertebrates

Macroinvertebrate species richness and abundance can provide valuable insight into the health of stream ecosystems. With several groups of macroinvertebrates that are highly sensitive to ecological stressors, such as pollution and high water temperature, monitoring macroinvertebrate populations is a common way to assess stream health.

Protocols for Monitoring Macroinvertebrates

There are 20 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Macroinvertebrates. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.

Key Metrics for Monitoring Macroinvertebrates

The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project. 

Abundance
25
Distribution
8
Functional Trait Composition
4
Population Density
5
Richness
15

Studies for Monitoring Macroinvertebrates

There that monitor the indicator: Macroinvertebrates.

The number of monitoring studies by state, select a state to see list of studies
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