Macroinvertebrate Sampling

February 11, 2021


In addition to fish, macroinvertebrates and periphyton (benthic algae) are important components of aquatic biodiversity to sample and monitor for ESIAs since they form the basis of the food aquatic food chain and also serve as indicators of ecosystem health. Aquatic scientists at Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University have developed a field method specifically for Nepal to sample and monitor macroinvertebrates. They will present this method during the webinar, and also discuss why these organisms are important and how the data can be used for the ESIA and for long-term monitoring.


About the Presenters:

Dr.Ram Devi Tachamo Shah

Aquatic Ecology Center
Kathmandu University, Nepal

Dr. Deep Narayan Shah

Assistant Professor
Central Department of Environmental Science
Tribhuvan University, Nepal


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