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Multiple tube sampler for benthic and pelagic invertebrates in shallow wetlands

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

Sampling devices that minimize bias and function in aquatic habitats used by waterfowl are needed. We devised a multiple tube sampling device for quantitative sampling of small (<3 cm) aquatic invertebrates in wetlands. The sampler reduced bias associated with sampling macroinvertebrates that utilize the benthic-pelagic interface because it simultaneously collects benthic and water column invertebrates. The sampler was statistically superior to other sampling devices because each sampling effort provided 4 subsamples and a within-sample variance that could be estimated. The device also was durable and reasonably inexpensive to construct.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Multiple tube sampler for benthic and pelagic invertebrates in shallow wetlands
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
56
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Description:
p. 186-191
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
186
Last page:
191