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Title: Physical environment for river invertebrate communities (346/1/A) : interim report
Author: C.D. Smith
Author: D.M. Harper
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: University of Leicester R&D 346/1/A October 1991
This report documents the progress of NRA R and D Project 346 between 1 April and 31 October, 1991. Attention is drawn to three prior reports which have been submitted to the Project Leader - some of the material which dealt with development of the strategy is not duplicated in this report. Using the river classification developed by the Institute of Freshwater Ecology (Wright et al. 1984,1989), ten reaches were selected which together characterise 91 % of the main river which they studied. The intention is to carry out functional habitat analysis on these reaches, similar to that already carried out on the River Welland and River Wissey. A preliminary survey was carried out at each of the prospective study reaches, to assess the number of potential habitats for sampling in 1992, and to locate several examples of each habitat. The results have not been reported in detail at this stage, since they are of limited value except for their intended purpose. The surveys will be discussed more fully at the November 1991 Steering Group meeting.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Research projectsHabitat assessmentRiversInvertebrates
Extent: 17; + appendices
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