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Hampshire Avon DTC Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Dataset 2010-2013

Related Party - Individual (Project Scientist): Doctor Iwan Jones* (Queen Mary University of London) Email address:
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
In conjunction with the hydrological and water quality monitoring, a monitoring regime was designed to detect how freshwater ecology responds to changes in agricultural diffuse pollutants. The data gathered have been used to confirm the WFD ecological status of the study sub-catchments, to explore spatial and temporal variability in biological quality elements, and to identify those pollutants that are most likely to be causing failure to achieve Good ecological status. This background data provides an evidence base to both inform, and assess the impact of, mitigation measures. Invertebrates were monitored in each subcatchment and WFD tools have been used to establish the status of this Biological Quality Element (BQE). The biological monitoring sites are closely matched to the hydrological and water quality monitoring stations, which will allow observed change in the BQE to be linked to reductions in diffuse pollution and on-farm diffuse pollution mitigation measures. The dataset made available here contains the list of macroinvertebrate taxa (and their abundance) found in each sample taken at the 11 Avon & Tamar DTC sites between autumn 2010 and autumn 2013 and the associated environmental data collected contemperaneously.

Subject Keywords: RiversStreamsMacroinvertebratesWater Framework DirectiveRIVPACSBiological monitoring
Geographic Keywords: Hampshire Avon catchmentTamar catchment
Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2010-09-01 00:00:00 End Date/Time:  2013-12-31 00:00:00

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): -4.542589
    Longitude (East): -1.991100
    Latitude (South): 50.670085
    Latitude (North): 51.135872

Data Quality Statement:
Macroinvertebrate community data were collected and processed in line with UK Water Framework Directive field and laboratory protocols, as set out by the UK Water Framework Directive Technical Advisory Group.
Protocol: The River Invertebrate Biological Standard Method enables the assessment of ecologixal condition of rivers in relation to general degradation, including organic pollution.
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Rights Statement

This data is published under the licence FBA Licence

Attribution: Hants Avon DTC consortium

Citation of this data should be as follows:
Hants Avon DTC consortium (2016): Hampshire Avon DTC Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Dataset 2010-2013. Version:1. [dataset] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher]. doi:10.17865/dtcavon199

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