Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Stream Macroinvertebrate Monitoring: Macroinvertebrates 1990-2015

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Annual stream macroinvertebrate survey to establish a site-specific database and to monitor trends.

People

  • Doug Burnham: Principal Investigator

  • Steve Fiske: Content Provider

  • James Kellogg: Principal Investigator

  • Richard Langdon: Content Provider

Keywords

  • long term monitoring, macroinvertebrates, species composition, streams,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -72.85248333, 44.506191
    • -72.845381, 44.506191
    • -72.845381, 44.52376667
    • -72.85248333, 44.52376667
    • -72.85248333, 44.506191
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Macroinvertebrates 1990-2015
  • Start Date: 1990-09-28
  • End Date: 2015-09-09
  • Description: Measurements of species composition and density in Stevensville Brook and Browns River

  • Purpose: To establish a site-specific database and to monitor trends by measuring species compostion and density

  • Condensed Title: Z0003_macroinvert

  • Object Name: VMC.3.7

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Burnham D., and J. Kellogg.2015.Macroinvertebrates 1990-2015. VT Department of Environmental Conservation. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/stream-macroinvertebrate-monitoring/dataset/macroinvertebrates-1991-2001

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/stream-macroinvertebrate-monitoring/dataset/macroinvertebrates-1991-2001

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: ID
    • Label: ID
    • Description: Number of site
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Site
    • Label: Site
    • Description: Name of site location
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SiteID
    • Label: Site ID
    • Description: Codes for the sample collection sites
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: LabID
    • Label: Lab ID
    • Description: Identification code for lab samples
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Order
    • Label: Order
    • Description: Taxonomic category (lower than class higher than family)
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Genera
    • Label: Genus
    • Description: Taxonomic category used with species to form the scientific name for a particular species
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Species
    • Label: Species Name
    • Description: Taxonomic category used with genus to form the scientific name of a particular species
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Density
    • Label: Density
    • Description: Number of organisms collected per square meter using a standardized method.
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: number
    • Precision: 0.01
    • Unit: number
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: PercentComp
    • Label: Percent Composition
    • Description: The percent of the collected organisms that are in a major taxonomic group
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: percent
    • Precision: 0.0001
    • Unit: percent
    • Number Type: real
      • Bounds:
      • Minimum: 0
      • Maximum: 100
    Attribute Name: CommonName
    • Label: Common Name
    • Description: Non-scientific name of a species
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Date
    • Label: Date
    • Description: Date sample was collected
    • Storage Type: date
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: M/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss
    • Number Type: -1

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Monitoring sites
      • Started: 1991-10-30
      • Method Description: Browns River and Stevensville Brook are monitored at 1400 foot elevation on each.

    • Sample collection
      • Method Description: Duplicate samples of aquatic macroinvertebrates were collected using a standardized "kick-net" procedure. A sample consists of all the organisms and detritus dislodged from the substrate during two minutes of active substrate disturbance. Temperature, pH, alkalinity, and specific conductance of the water column are measured at the time the sample is collected. Organisms from the sample are separated from detritus and sorted into taxonomic groups.
      • Software: Paradox software


Sampling Equipment

  • Current Equipment
    • Net
      • Sampling Description: 500 micron mesh D-frame net

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: The two sampling sites are located in the upper reaches of the Brown's River watershed- one on Stevensville Brook and one on the Brown's River upstream of its confluence with Stevensville Brook. Both sites are at an elevation of 1400 feet.

  • Minimum Altitude: 1400

  • Maximum Altitude: 1400