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Freshwater

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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Epilithic Diatoms

The ECN protocol for diatoms on submerged stones (FDT)

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Macro-invertebrates

The ECN protocol for freshwater macro-invertebrates (FIN)

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Discontinued protocols

These protocols are no longer followed by the majority of sites, but are included on the website for anyone working with historic ECN data.

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August

Our field activities

AUGUST

At terrestrial sites evening bat monitoring continues and we also sample for spittle bugs using sweep nets. In rivers and lakes we sample aquatic macrophytes (water plants visible to the naked eye). The usual year-round measurements are also made.

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A spittlebug