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Metadata Summary: FDEP Macro Invertebrates


Dataset Type: Monitoring/Sampling Data
Name of Data Source: FDEP Macro Invertebrates
Number of Water Resources Sampled: 3
Datasource Abbreviation (dataset): FDEP_MACROINV
Description of Datasource: The SCI is a composite macroinvertebrate metric for use in flowing streams. Sampling consists of 20 sweeps of the most productive habitats found in a 100-meter stretch of stream using a dip net. BioRecon is the screening tool version of the SCI. Only four dip-net sweeps of the most productive habitats are sampled, and the organisms are sorted in the field and identified in the laboratory. Thresholds specific to this method have been established.
Method of Transferring Data to the Atlas: Manual transfer via Email
How Often Data is Transferred to the Atlas: Annually
Data Current on Atlas as of: Not Available
Period of Record Within the Atlas: 8/16/1951 - 10/15/2003
Disclaimer/Use Constraints: Not Available

Custodian Information:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Resource Assessment and Management
Bureau of Laboratories

Contact Name: Tom Frick
Contact Phone: 850-245-8069
Contact E-mail: thomas.frick@dep.state.fl.us
Contact URL: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/labs/dqa/
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