Semiaquatic Riparian Aquatic Insects

April 1st, 2016

Although aquatic insects, plants and fishes produce a tons of biomass every year, most ecologists tend to think of the fate of this biomass only within the confines of production within the aquatic habitats they study.

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The New Laboratory

August 10th, 2015

We moved into our new laboratory in March 2015 and it is Great!  We have a conference / meeting room available for classes and public meetings,  our standard laboratory space, and an ecological library /study area where the magic happens! Current Projects include: Sabine River, Texas Yellowstone National Park Baseline Monitoring, Sublette County (WY), Baseline Water […]

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Sorting Technician Position Open!

August 18th, 2014

We’re expanding this year… Come,  join our team! Refer to the PDF-file announcement in the link below for details… LABORATORY TECHNICIAN JOB OPEN (or find the same information on our Facebook page) SCHEDULE: We are running an ad in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle from 23 August, until 31 August. Interviews will occur in early September (2014).  Thanks […]

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2014 Society For Freshwater Science Meeting

May 30th, 2014
Salmon Flies at the Henry's Fork River

The week prior to memorial day we presented our poster on the limitations of bioassessment study designs to assess change at a local scale—with emphasis on the detrimental effects of fixed-count sub-sampling on fisheries resources studies. The 2014 NABS / SFS meeting was held in Portland OR, in conjunction with SWS, ASLO, and the Phycological […]

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Aquatic Insect Educational Outreach: Belgrade Middle School, Montana

October 5th, 2013

Today we had a GREAT DAY! Helped Belgrade Middle School (Belgrade, MT) with a major 7th grade (220 kids…~12 years-old) aquatic education project. The School had gathered people to teach basic water chemistry, fish, bugs, and even birds… We had the great and fun task of introducing the kids to invertebrates in the pond… while […]

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October 2013 Entomology Lab Update

October 3rd, 2013

We are working on several local macroinvertebrate / aquatic entomology projects this year. Our first “real” local project, is for the Gallatin Local Water Quality district in Bozeman Montana (MT). It does not get more local than this…  We’ve finished the sorting an taxonomy of aquatic insects from small streams in the city Bozeman MT… […]

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The Insidious Fixed Count Sub-sample…

September 5th, 2013

I recently presented a research paper on three common errors associated with using bioassessment methods for non-bioassessment purposes at the Annual Meeting of the Western Division American Fisheries Society. The presentation focused on errors relating to development and design of macroinvertebrate bioassessment models, as well as some issues on the myths of variance homogeneity and […]

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Research presentations at three meetings in November/December.

October 18th, 2011

We have insects from Wyoming to work on over the winter, and three meetings. First, the effects of natural gas development on the pinedale anticline project area on the macroinvertebrates of the New Fork River, near Pinedale, WY.  This meeting will reflect the findings of our recently completed report on spatial and temporal changes in […]

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Yellowstone River Oil Spill- Redeux

August 23rd, 2011

Well, you may have noticed that I have not said anything about the Yellowstone River Oil Spill since our original entry. Yet, in truth, we have been busily working on the project in-house.  The experience has not been all-together positive; quite the contrary. This entry deals with how the public loses because of bureaucracy; bureaucracy […]

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Why replicate samples are required for macroinvertebrate assessments.

July 22nd, 2011
Sampling goals

I hope to get some discussion going on this topic. This one of the most common errors in application of macroinvertebrate assessments of streams and rivers. I’m going to start short and sweet, to promote readers and discussion.Note that i am working on a paper on this topic and your comments might help me head […]

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