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Macroinvertebrate samples available

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Posted: 1/31/2017
Expiration Date: 6/30/2017


A recent Master’s student of mine completed a two-year study of aquatic invertebrates in a pristine central Massachusetts stream system.  We want a home for these samples, otherwise we’ll probably have to simply get rid of them. Will pay for shipping them to a good home.  More information (e.g., a copy of the thesis) can be obtained by contacting me.


The salient features are:

East Branch Swift River, tributary to the Quabbin Reservoir

Sampled riffles bordered by three types of riparian habitat—deciduous forest, hemlock forest, meadow

Two reaches sampled within each riparian habitat type

Two riffles sampled per reach

Five 1-ft square samples per riffle

Spring, summer, fall samples in each of two years

All samples picked (n = 360); 120 ID’d and analyzed.  Fifty taxa (family level) identified.

NOTE:  we will be trying to publish the primary comparative research (in FS), but place no restrictions on anyone publishing other papers using the data.


John A. Baker

Research Associate Professor

Department of Biology &

Environmental Science Program

Clark University

950 Main Street

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 01610

Voice:  (508) 793.7609

Fax: (508) 793-7174

Web: http://wordpress.clarku.edu/foster-baker-lab/

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