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Field Manual - Including protocols for quantitative sampling of fish assemblages, habitat, water quality and sample preservation.

TitleField Manual - Including protocols for quantitative sampling of fish assemblages, habitat, water quality and sample preservation.
Publication TypeCorporate Publication
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKennard, MJ, Pusey, BJ, Allsop, Q, Perna, C, Burrows, D, Douglas, MM
Keywords5: Foodwebs and biodiversity
Abstract

This protocol manual explains the sampling methods used to sample fish and aquatic habitat in a number of TRaCK related projects across northern Australia. Whilst this sampling protocol has been developed for previous specific projects, it is a useful guide for designing future monitoring programs. The protocol is based on significant prior examination of the suitability of sampling methods across a variety of applications and is intended to provide a relatively rapid and rigorous framework for sampling programs using freshwater fish as monitoring targets.