Possible sampling simplification of macroinvertebrates for urban drainage purposes

  • Gabriela Stastna
  • David Stransky
  • Ivana Kabelkova
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Admissible simplification of field sampling of macroinvertebrates compared to the standard AQEM method was searched for. Both the effect of the subjectivity of multihabitat sampling and the effect of the reduction of the number of sampling points and their uncertainties were studied. A substantial reduction of the number of sampling units (from 20 to 7) is possible only for ASPT and Saprobic index and diversity (to 9). A certain reduction (to 14) is also possible for the number of individuals, % EPT and IBI index but no reduction can be applied in case of number of taxa and BMWP, where already the replicate 20 unit samples were biased by an unacceptable uncertainty.


Sampling Unit Probability Density Function Urban Drainage Combine Sewer Overflow Saprobic Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela Stastna
    • 1
  • David Stransky
    • 1
  • Ivana Kabelkova
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sanitary and Ecological EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePrague 6Czech Republic

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