Why, Where and How: An Identification Guide of Macroinvertebrates

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Abstract

This chapter provides a general introduction to the identification of macroinvertebrates, with particular emphasis on the management of river systems and the correct identification of these animals in field surveys. Subsequently, the study area and taxonomic groups considered are defined and delimited. Technical considerations about photographic methods are also included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords

Water Quality Sampling Zebra Mussel Biological Indicator Macroinvertebrate Fauna Cold Light Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Zoology and Ecology School of SciencesUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain

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