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dc.contributor.supervisorPodemski, Cheryl (Entomology, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)en_US
dc.contributor.authorHynes, Kristin
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:51:00Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/8622
dc.description.abstractRapid bioassessment (RBA) methods have largely been used for streams and rivers, with little development of equivalent methods to be used in lakes. This has restricted the assessment of lakes because traditional methods are time- and cost-intensive. Here I show that a newly designed RBA protocol can be used to monitor a wide range of boreal shield lakes effectively. Seventy per cent of lakes with over 25% of their shoreline developed with cottages were assessed as impacted using a multimetric index. This research has built on previous knowledge, placing new emphasis on standardizing sampling efforts by depth, habitat type (cobble sediments) and sample area in lakes. My recommendations provide water resource managers with methods that can be used as a screening tool to monitor a large group of lakes affected by a variety of stressors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectbioassessmenten_US
dc.subjectinvertebrateen_US
dc.subjectlakeen_US
dc.titleThe rapid bioassessment of lakes: protocol design and testing in Manitoba's boreal shielden_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeGalloway, Terry (Entomology) Hann, Brenda (Biological Sciences)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2012en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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