Benthos monitoring

Benthos monitoring The objective of benthos monitoring is to know the state of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in rivers, in particular according to the composition of the substrate and the type of flow. Information on benthic macroinvertebrate samples taken at benthic monitoring stations is classified according to the benthos health index: ISBg for coarse substratum streams and ISBm for soft substratum streams. The Benthos Health Index (BSI) is a multimetric index based on benthic macroinvertebrates that helps assess the biotic integrity of shallow waterways. The benthos monitoring dataset includes a layer of sampling stations sampled between 2003 and 2019 and a layer of drainage areas for each of the substrate types, either coarse or loose. The drainage area attribute table also provides the compilation of land use by category for the last year available at the time the data was produced, i.e. the year 2018.**This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).** 2022-11-10 Government and Municipalities of Québec lyne.pelletier@environnement.gouv.qc.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and Technology Benthos monitoringFGDB/GDB https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/dataset/0d59c2e9-86aa-4cc0-a62b-d26301b4ef8b/resource/2079242e-f532-4b4a-9004-2afbcd3ce76e/download/sr_benthos_gdb.zip Benthos monitoringGEOJSON https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/dataset/0d59c2e9-86aa-4cc0-a62b-d26301b4ef8b/resource/994b8f3f-9ac8-401b-9b3e-ca6d0b1b718a/download/sr_benthos_json.zip Benthos monitoringGPKG https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/dataset/0d59c2e9-86aa-4cc0-a62b-d26301b4ef8b/resource/f0327209-d0a9-49e4-90c1-a9b997fb8ef1/download/sr_benthos_gpkg.zip Original metadata (https://www.donneesquebec.ca)HTML https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset/0d59c2e9-86aa-4cc0-a62b-d26301b4ef8b MetadataPDF https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/dataset/0d59c2e9-86aa-4cc0-a62b-d26301b4ef8b/resource/ecb8b75f-7e4d-4729-be61-b3330d02d165/download/donneesquebec_benthos.pdf

The objective of benthos monitoring is to know the state of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in rivers, in particular according to the composition of the substrate and the type of flow. Information on benthic macroinvertebrate samples taken at benthic monitoring stations is classified according to the benthos health index: ISBg for coarse substratum streams and ISBm for soft substratum streams. The Benthos Health Index (BSI) is a multimetric index based on benthic macroinvertebrates that helps assess the biotic integrity of shallow waterways. The benthos monitoring dataset includes a layer of sampling stations sampled between 2003 and 2019 and a layer of drainage areas for each of the substrate types, either coarse or loose. The drainage area attribute table also provides the compilation of land use by category for the last year available at the time the data was produced, i.e. the year 2018.This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).

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