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A New Device for Collection of Interstitial Water
from Wetland Sediments

Ned H. Euliss, Jr. and Ronald K. Barnes


Abstract:  A sampler for collection of interstitial water from wetland sediments is described. It differs from other sampling devices because it does not have to be filled with solution to facilitate diffusion, it does not have to be removed from the wetland to collect samples, and it can be used to draw repeated samples over time from identical locations. The device facilitates "in situ" measurement of a wide range of abiotic parameters such as electrical conductivity, redox potential, and pH in wetland sediments. The device has application in ecological investigations of sediment-borne wildlife diseases, studies of benthic invertebrates, measurement of nutrient exchange, and other aspects of wetland ecology.

Keywords:  Benthos, diffusion-controlled sampler, interstitial water, peeper, pore water, sediment-water interface.


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication 0819):
Euliss, Ned H., Jr., and Ronald K. Barnes.  1992.  A new device 
     for collection of interstitial water from wetland sediments.  
     Wetlands Ecology and Management 1(4):233-237.

This resource should be cited as:

Euliss, Ned H., Jr., and Ronald K. Barnes.  1992.  A new device 
     for collection of interstitial water from wetland sediments.  
     Wetlands Ecology and Management 1(4):233-237.  Jamestown, 
     ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/wetlands/newdevic/index.htm  
     (Version 26APR2002).

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Ned H. Euliss, Jr., U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 6924 Tremont Road, Dixon, CA 95620, U.S.A.
Present address: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Rt. 1, Box 96c, Jamestown, ND 58401-9736, U.S.A.

Ronald K. Barnes, Monarch Laboratory, 563 East Lindo Avenue, Chico, CA 95926, U.S.A.


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