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Measurements made at ECN freshwater sites

Surface Water Chemistry & Quality

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

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Surface Water Discharge

The ECN protocol for surface water discharge (FWD)

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The ECN phytoplankton protocol (FPP)

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Aquatic Macrophytes

The ECN protocol for aquatic macrophytes (FMA)

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Epilithic Diatoms

The ECN protocol for diatoms on submerged stones (FDT)

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The ECN protocol for crustacean zooplankton (FZP)

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The ECN protocol for freshwater macro-invertebrates (FIN)

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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.

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