Posts Tagged ‘benthic macroinvertebrates’

Yellowstone River Oil Spill- Redeux

Tuesday, 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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Biological Monitoring Covariates

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

When monitoring environmental impacts of anthropogenic activities, it is useful to collect ancillary data to use as covariates. These variables can help account for natural variation in the communities studies, which helps prevent their confounding of observations. In our work with benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages, we always collect flow measures for this purpose (near-substrate flow measures […]

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Odonata: Montana & Wyoming Aquatic Entomology Notes

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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So I started with one of my favorite little beetles, the Haliplids, but really, honestly… the aquatic insect with which the general public is most fascinated is probably the Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). This seems to exclude fly-fisher-persons from the category of general public (because of their obsession with mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies). But, lets […]

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