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.

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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
DOI 10.2307/3808807
Volume 56
Issue 1
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 6 p.
First page 186
Last page 191