Progress: site protocol
A site protocol with an accompanying manual was produced which aid the standardized compilation and survey of environmental data of a sampling site. The site protocol records basic geographic and geological information, hydrological and morphological attributes, and hydromorphological and organic impairments at the catchment, reach and site scale.
It comprises six main sections:
1. master data
2. catchment characteristics
3. hydrology characteristics
4. reach characteristics
5. morphological, chemical and physical characteristics of the sampling site
6. morphological and organic impacts at the sampling site.
Altogether, 95 parameters were recorded. These data are crucial for the development of the ecological assessment system. Or, said more exactly, the data will be correlated with the aquatic macroinvertebrate community of the sampling site.
Site protocol: Lab and field data