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Data for understanding the captivity effect on invertebrate communities transplanted into an experimental stream laboratory

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2013-02-01
End Date
2015-11-30

Citation

Schmidt, T.S., Rogers, H.A., Miller, J.L., Mebane, C.A., and Balistrieri, L.S., 2018, Data for understanding the captivity effect on invertebrate communities transplanted into an experimental stream laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7KP80NB.

Summary

Little is known about how design and testing methodologies affect the macroinvertebrate communities that are held captive in mesocosms. To address this gap, we conducted a 32-day test to determine how seeded invertebrate communities changed once removed from the natural stream and introduced to the laboratory. We evaluated larvae survival and adult emergence in controls from 4 subsequent experiments, as well as corresponding within-river community changes. The experimental streams maintained about 80% of the invertebrates that originally colonized the introduced substrates. Many macroinvertebrate populations experienced changes in numbers through time suggesting that these taxa are unlikely to maintain static populations throughout [...]

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BaetidaeSize.zip 11.66 KB
BaetidMaturity.zip 99.8 KB
DailyLog.zip 16.7 KB
emergence.zip 19.34 KB
Larvae data.zip 34.41 KB
SimuliidaeSize.zip 11.56 KB
SummaryMetrics.zip 101.54 KB
WaterChemistry.zip 14.12 KB
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Purpose

This data was collected to understand how natural benthic communities change over time once transported from a river into a mesocosm facility. This information is critical as it provides context to how benthic communities change over time in the absence of a novel stressor, thus if a novel stressor is added to the mesocosms, changes to the communities can be contrast against the natural changes observed in this experiment.

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