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Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment for Stream and Watershed Health - An introduction to a rapid assessment methodology for collecting and categorizing stream macro-invertebrates.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/25/2017
When: Friday, August 25, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 
United States
Presenter: Michael Simpson, CWS and Antioch University New England faculty member
Contact: Iris Altilio
603-224-0401

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Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment for Stream and Watershed Health

Friday, August 11, 2017

Participants will be introduced to a rapid assessment methodology for collecting and categorizing stream macro-invertebrates. The data collected can be used to establish biomonitoring reference stream reaches based on composition of macro-invertebrate feeding behavior groups, as well as providing indications of impact from pollutants.

The workshop will consist of an introduction to riparian corridor carbon-cycling and expected composition of feeding groups for different order streams. Lab microscope work will be used to introduce examples of macro-invertebrate feeding groups. This will be followed by field macro-invertebrate collection and classification of a stream reach on the Upper Ashuelot River. 

PRESENTER Michael Simpson is Certified Wetland Scientist in NH, and currently serves as Chair of the Wetlands Discipline for NHANRS. He is on the faculty of the Environmental Studies Dept. at Antioch University New England, where he teaches graduate courses in wetlands ecology, watershed management and climate change. His current research has been looking at the impacts to natural riparian systems and associated built infrastructure from a changing landscape, in the context of a changing climate.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Please be prepared to be in the stream collecting samples so bring calf-high boots or hip waders.

Price:  NHANRS members:  $75   Non-members: $95

For more information and to register visit:   www.nhanrs.org

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