Community composition of aquatic biota is a commonly used metric of stream health biodiversity. There are several sensitive freshwater species that are considered important indicators due to their susceptibility to mortality in response to disturbances in waterways. These species include insects, molluscs and worms. The abundance, richness, and biomass of these sensitive species can be a good indicators of the impacts of climate change in streams.
There are 3 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Community Composition: Streams. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.
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.