Exercise 6 Pre

Exercise 6 Pre - Exercise 6 Strawberry Creek:...

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Exercise 6 Strawberry Creek: Macroinvertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality Pre-Exercise Jong Park (J.P.) GSI: Kristen Podolak 1. According to the Charbonneau and Resh article, 12 groups (taxonomic orders) are currently present in the Strawberry Creek after the restoration project. 2a. The order Trichoptera appears to be most sensitive to improvements in water quality. 2b. Four new families of order Trichoptera were present after the restoration project. Two families were restored in large numbers and the other two in small numbers. The largest number of restored families came from the order Trichoptera. 3a. The invertebrates at the upstream sites were characterized by their occurrence in unstressed and unperturbed areas. Conversely, the invertebrates at the downstream sites were characterized by their ability to tolerate moderate to high levels of organic pollution and to survive in perturbed areas. 3b. Water quality tends to degrade as the water reaches the downstream areas. There would be significant
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