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Assessing ecosystem health in benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of the Athabasca River main stem, tributaries and Peace-Athabasca delta

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Results from the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring plan (JOSM) presented here address the need to develop a comprehensive and robust invertebrate biomonitoring program for oil sands development in the lower Athabasca River and area. Benthic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring was conducted along the main stem of the lower Athabasca River, its primary tributaries and in the Peace-Athabasca delta to assess spatial and temporal change in ecological condition within these aquatic habitats. The study focused on macroinvertebrates because they are relatively sedentary, can be sensitive to multiple stressors, are critical components of fish habitat, and are the most common group used for aquatic bioassessments globally.

Updated

June 1, 2018

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JOSM Joint Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Lower Athabasca Region aquatic ecosystems biomonitoring environmental monitoring oil sands

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Oil Sands Monitoring Program technical report series no. 1.7

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Contributor

Culp, Joseph M.

Contributor

Glozier, Nancy E.

Contributor

Baird, Donald J.

Contributor

Wrona, Frederick J.

Contributor

Brua, Robert B.

Contributor

Ritcey, Allison L.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2018-06-01

Date Added

2019-06-04T20:29:49.613588

Date Modified

2018-06-01

Date Issued

2018-06-01

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ISBN (pdf)

9781460140314

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