Chapter 11. Biomonitoring in North American Rivers: A Comparison of Methods Used for Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Canada and the United States

  1. Giuliano Ziglio5,
  2. Maurizio Siligardi6 and
  3. Giovanna Flaim7
  1. James L. Carter1,
  2. Vincent H. Resh2,
  3. David M. Rosenberg3 and
  4. Trefor B. Reynoldson4

Published Online: 2 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470863781.ch11

Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives

Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Carter, J. L., Resh, V. H., Rosenberg, D. M. and Reynoldson, T. B. (2006) Biomonitoring in North American Rivers: A Comparison of Methods Used for Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Canada and the United States, in Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives (eds G. Ziglio, M. Siligardi and G. Flaim), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863781.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Università di Trento, Trento, Italy

  2. 6

    Agenzia Provinciale per la Protezione dell'Ambiete della Provincia Autonoma di Trento (APPA), via Mantova 14, I-38100 Trento, Italy

  3. 7

    Dipartimento Risorse Naturali ed Ambientali, Istituto Agario, via Mach 2, I-38010 San Michele all'Adige, Trento, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    US Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, MS465, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

  2. 2

    Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 201 Wellman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

  3. 3

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB RST 2N6, Canada

  4. 4

    Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, Box 115, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2P8, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller

Series Editor Information

  1. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863763

Online ISBN: 9780470863787

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Keywords:

  • biomonitoring in North American rivers;
  • sample retention and reference collections;
  • pollutant stress on aquatic biota;
  • benthic macroinvertebrates in biomonitoring lotic systems;
  • Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBPs);
  • Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program;
  • Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN);
  • biological integrity - catch phrase in biomonitoring;
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approach;
  • Quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Legislative Mandates

  • Analysis Approach

  • Results

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References