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SP67 Macroinvertebrates for Biotic Assessment

SP67 Macroinvertebrates for Biotic Assessment
Guide to British Freshwater Macroinvertebrates for Biotic Assessment
Author: compiled by S. Pawley, with contributions from M. Dobson & M. Fletcher
Published By: FBA 2011 (reprinted 2012, 2014)
Format: Softcover, 246 x 171 mm, 80 pages
ISBN: 978-0-900386-79

The book provides straightforward guides to the identification of macroinvertebrate families included in biotic assessment in the UK, covering flatworms, annelids, molluscs, larger crustaceans, arachnids and all aquatic orders of insects. By making extensive use of appropriate methods for different groups, including dichotomous keys, pictorial guides and tables, along with copious line drawing illustrations and general tips on identification, it allows rapid and confident identification of the major groups of British freshwater invertebrates. It has been extensively tested, and illustrations are designed to show both the appearance of whole animals and, where appropriate, key identification features. For each group, a brief indication of typical habitat is given, to further facilitate identification. An extensive list of keys and guides for further identification is also provided.

The guide is aimed at anyone interested in undertaking biological surveys and as a helpful introduction to the identification of freshwater invertebrates.

(Note: This is one of two general guides to freshwater invertebrates published by the FBA, the other being SP68 Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates. A description of the difference between the two books, to help you decide which is most appropriate for you, is given on the FBA website under Publications (click on Books, Scientific Publications, then scroll down to click on SP68).