The objective of benthos monitoring is to know the state of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in rivers depending, in particular, on 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-substrate rivers and iSBM for soft-substrate rivers. The Benthos Health Index (ISB) is a multimetric index based on benthic macroinvertebrates that assesses the biotic integrity of shallow rivers. The benthos monitoring dataset includes a layer of sampling stations sampled between 2003 and 2019 and a layer of drainage areas for each type of substrate, either coarse-grained or loose. The drainage area attribute table also provides a 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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Data and Resources
Benthos monitoringFGDB/GDBFrench dataset FGDB/GDB
Benthos monitoringGEOJSONFrench dataset GEOJSON
Benthos monitoringGPKGFrench dataset GPKG
Original metadata (https://www.donneesquebec.ca)HTMLFrench dataset HTML
MetadataPDFFrench guide PDF
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