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dc.contributor.authorPask, Wayne M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:27:22Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:27:22Z
dc.date.issued1/1/1971
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6437
dc.description.abstractBenthic invertebrates have long been recognized to be important to the stream ecosystem as food organisms for fish. Changes in the stream environment are often reflected in the population of benthic invertebrates. Percival and Whitehead (1929) found that insects comprise from about 60% to over 90% of the bottom fauna. They noted that the Chironomidae often made up a significant portion (40%) of mast samples. In this investigation the Chironomidae (Diptera:Nematocera) ware selected for particular attention because of their importance as fish food and their numerical abundance. Other organisms ware included in the study in an attempt to clarify the relationship of the Chironomidae to the total community. Weekly physical and chemical measurements were made throughout the study in an effort to determine some of the natural stresses these organisms must encounter. Three stations were selected to determine water chemistry changes along the length of the stream. It is possible that chemical differences may be reflected in the invertebrate communities observed. It is hoped that through such studies, eventually, a better understanding of how ecological factors are involved in the fluctuations of benthic communities will develop.
dc.subjectThesis 115
dc.subjectWRT
dc.subjectChironomidae
dc.subjectNew York State
dc.subjectSandy Creek
dc.subjectFreshwater Invertebrates
dc.subjectOrleans County
dc.subjectMonroe County
dc.subjectBTC
dc.titleThe Benthic Macroinvertebratas of Sandy Creek, with Special Reference to the Chironomidaa and Diversity Analysis
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:27:22Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentBiological Sciences
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science (MS)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnvironmental Science and Ecology Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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