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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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~Holston River Tennessee~

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Zone of periodically inundated waters is called the “varial zone” and the community structure can deviate dramatically from the structure of permanently inundated river bottom.

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