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dc.contributor.supervisor Podemski, Cheryl (Entomology, Fisheries and Oceans Canada) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hynes, Kristin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T15:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T15:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8622
dc.description.abstract Rapid 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.subject bioassessment en_US
dc.subject invertebrate en_US
dc.subject lake en_US
dc.title The rapid bioassessment of lakes: protocol design and testing in Manitoba's boreal shield en_US
dc.degree.discipline Entomology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Galloway, Terry (Entomology) Hann, Brenda (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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