Use of artificial substrates for standardized sampling of macroinvertebrates in the assessment of water quality by the Belgian Biotic Index

@article{Pauw2004UseOA,
  title={Use of artificial substrates for standardized sampling of macroinvertebrates in the assessment of water quality by the Belgian Biotic Index},
  author={Niels de Pauw and Dirk Roels and A. Paulo Fontoura},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={133},
  pages={237-258}
}
The paper reviews 3 years of experience in Belgium and Portugal with artificial substrates for collecting macroinvertebrates used in water quality assessment by means of the Belgian Biotic Index (B.B.I.). Artificial substrates provide a valid alternative method for sampling the macroinvertebrate fauna and the possibility of standardizing the sampling effort, whereas sampling with a handnet may be more subjective. Research has been focussed on the effect of sampler design and composition as well… CONTINUE READING
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