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Subfossil Chironomidae (Diptera) as Indicators of Water Quality Changes in Russell Lake, Nova Scotia

BSc (Hons) thesis of Ms. Erica Elizabeth Johnson, April 2005

Acknowledgements and a recommended textbook

Web page of the Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax (SWCSMH)

July 15, 2010      Russell Lake, Dartmouth


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Chironomid head capsules


Stratigraphic plot of the chironomid assemblages


Stratigraphic plot of physical analysis on core




Total number of identified subfossil chironomid headcapsules


Chironomid headcapsules removed from sediment


Acknowledgements and a recommended textbook

... with thanks to Prof. Dr. John Smol and Brian Ginn of the PEARL, Queen's University, Ontario for sharing the thesis!

Smol, J.P. 2008. Pollution of Lakes and Rivers: A Paleoenvironmental Perspective. 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. x,383 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-5913-5.

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