Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/601042
Title:
Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality in Oxbow Lakes along the Savannah River
Authors:
Wolff, Liam
Abstract:
Oxbow lakes are the remains of original channels that were cut off from the main river. Being more stagnant than the river, these lakes often differ in many physical, chemical, and biological parameters from the adjacent river. The goal was to compare four Savannah River oxbow lakes – Conyers, Miller, Possum Eddy, and Whirligig – to determine similarities and differences between oxbows with and without existing surface connections during non-flood flows. The comparison focused on water quality parameters and macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity. It is hypothesized that oxbow lakes with an existing surface water connection to the river have greater macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity than disconnected oxbows. Macroinvertebrates were sampled from sediment and other substrates using a petit ponar dredge and d-ring dip-nets, sorted according to EPA protocols, and identified to order or family. The resulting data showed that the most common organism at all sites were insects in the family Chironomidae, followed closely by members of the orders Cladocera, Anostraca, and Hemiptera. Among lakes, Conyer’s Lake (disconnected lake) was dominated by Bivalvia organisms, and Miller Lake (connected lake) was dominated by Hemiptera organisms whereas Chironomidae was the most common macroinvertebrate found in Possum Eddy (disconnected
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/601042
Type:
Other
Language:
en_US
Description:
Poster presented at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters; 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters; Department of Biological Sciences: Student Research and Presentations

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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Liamen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T15:49:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-09T15:49:58Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/601042en
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractOxbow lakes are the remains of original channels that were cut off from the main river. Being more stagnant than the river, these lakes often differ in many physical, chemical, and biological parameters from the adjacent river. The goal was to compare four Savannah River oxbow lakes – Conyers, Miller, Possum Eddy, and Whirligig – to determine similarities and differences between oxbows with and without existing surface connections during non-flood flows. The comparison focused on water quality parameters and macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity. It is hypothesized that oxbow lakes with an existing surface water connection to the river have greater macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity than disconnected oxbows. Macroinvertebrates were sampled from sediment and other substrates using a petit ponar dredge and d-ring dip-nets, sorted according to EPA protocols, and identified to order or family. The resulting data showed that the most common organism at all sites were insects in the family Chironomidae, followed closely by members of the orders Cladocera, Anostraca, and Hemiptera. Among lakes, Conyer’s Lake (disconnected lake) was dominated by Bivalvia organisms, and Miller Lake (connected lake) was dominated by Hemiptera organisms whereas Chironomidae was the most common macroinvertebrate found in Possum Eddy (disconnecteden
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectLakesen
dc.subjectWater Qualityen
dc.subjectMacroinvertebrate Abundanceen
dc.titleMacroinvertebrates and Water Quality in Oxbow Lakes along the Savannah Riveren_US
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen
dc.description.advisorFlite, Oscaren
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