A representative pond net sample: Fiction or reality?

Joke A. Schot*, Piet F.M. Verdonschot

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The occurrence of chironomids in a standard pond net sample was studied. The standard pond net sample is quite biased; its qualitative to semi-quantitive character should always be taken into account. It is advised to transform abundances (log-normal) of chironomids when collected with the standard pond net. Despite disadvantages the pond net can be used in water quality surveys because of their general objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalNetherlands journal of aquatic ecology
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Chironomidae
  • pond net sample
  • representative sample

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