Data Analysis and Interpretation
At Timberline Aquatics, Inc. we take pride in our working knowledge of indices (metrics) that use benthic macroinvertebrate data to describe aquatic conditions. These metrics include those described in the EPA’s Rapid Bioassessment Protocols and numerous others that are designed to detect a variety of specific disturbances. Timberline Aquatics, Inc. has an extensive library of publications that describe the response of benthic macroinvertebrates to various disturbances. We feel that appropriate citation of current and historic literature strengthens the validity of our interpretation of benthic macroinvertebrate data.