CSP2221 - Macroinvertebrate Ecology and Identification

Course CodeCSP2221
Course TitleMacroinvertebrate Ecology and Identification
DescriptionThe 'Hands-On', field and lab intensive courses covers the ecology of North American freshwater macroinvertebrates as well as sampling and indentififcation techniques. The goal is to develop participant knowledge of macroinvertebrate ecology and identification skills. Each day, ecological principles will be discurssed in the mroning followed by afternoon collecting execises in local streams and ponds. Collected macroinvertebrates will be identified to family level (some to genus level) back at the lab. Each participant will form an individual reference collection for her or his continued use after course completion. For a macroinvertebrate key, go to Macroinvertebrate Key Online from NY DEC.
- Describe common life history strategies of macroinvertebrate taxa;
- Describe habits and trophic group types;
- Describe macroinvertebrate patterns of avundance based on physical and chemical habitat templates;
- Discuss effect of impairment on assemblage composition;
- Correctly use a variety of sampling gears;
- Use proper collecting, labeling, and preservation techniques; and
- Correctly identify unknown specimens by following methods demonstrated in the course.
Target Audience:
Anyone needing background in macroinvertebrate ecology and identification. For example, biologists interest in using or understanding macroinvertebrates as a component of aquatic monitoring programs. Preparatory for FIS2320 - Monitoring Aquatic Biota
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours38
Course Content ContactMatthew Patterson: matthew_patterson@fws.gov; (304) 876-7473; matthew_patterson@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryAquatic Species Biology and Conservation
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College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP2221 - Macroinvertebrate Ecology and Identification

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
4/8/2019 4/12/2019 For registration questions: sharon_howard@fws.gov
For course content questions: matthew_patterson@fws.gov
Class begins at 8:00 am the first day and ends at noon on the last
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Sharon Howard; sharon_howard@fws.gov