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This month: Freshwater

Field activities at ECN freshwater sites this month

The list below shows all the standard ECN measurements made at our lake and river sites this month. You can also view a calendar of measurements.


The ECN protocol for freshwater macro-invertebrates (FIN)

Macro-invertebrates - Read More…


The ECN phytoplankton protocol (FPP)

Phytoplankton - Read More…

Surface Water Chemistry & Quality

The ECN protocol for surface water chemistry and quality (measurement of physical & chemical variables) (FWC/FWA)

Surface Water Chemistry & Quality - Read More…

Surface Water Discharge

The ECN protocol for surface water discharge (FWD)

Surface Water Discharge - Read More…


The ECN protocol for crustacean zooplankton (FZP)

Zooplankton - Read More…


Our field activities


Now that autumn has arrived the ECN fieldwork calendar begins to quieten down. We cease monitoring most terrestrial invertebrates apart from spiders. In rivers and lakes we make the last freshwater invertebrate survey of the year.

See all this month's field measurements...

Wytham in the autumn (fall). Photo: Denise Pallett