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Multiple Tube Sampler for Benthic and Pelagic Invertebrates in Shallow Wetlands

Ned H. Euliss, Jr., George A. Swanson, and Jeffery Mackay


Abstract: Sampling devices that minimize bias and function in aquatic habitats used by waterfowl are needed. We devised a multiple tube sampling device for quantitative sampling of small (<3 cm) aquatic invertebrates in wetlands. The sampler reduced bias associated with sampling macroinvertebrates that utilize the benthic-pelagic interface because it simultaneously collects benthic and water column invertebrates. The sampler was statistically superior to other sampling devices because each sampling effort provided 4 subsamples and a within-sample variance that could be estimated. The device also was durable and reasonably inexpensive to construct.


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication 0809):

Euliss, Ned H., Jr., George A. Swanson, and Jeffery Mackay.  1992.  Multiple tube sampler for benthic and pelagic invertebrates in shallow wetlands.  Journal of Wildlife Management 56(1):186-191.

This resource should be cited as:

Euliss, Ned H., Jr., George A. Swanson, and Jeffery Mackay.  1992.  Multiple tube sampler for benthic and pelagic invertebrates in shallow wetlands.  Journal of Wildlife Management 56(1):186-191.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/inverts/tubesamp/index.htm (Version 21FEB2003).


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Euliss, Ned H., Jr. and George A. Swanson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Route 1, Box 96C, Jamestown, ND 58401-9736
Jeffery Mackay, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 6924 Tremont Road, Dixon, CA 95620. Present address: Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Ruby Valley, NV 89833
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