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Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:96-98hektot
Dataset Title:Total numbers and species of insects taken from the Kuparuk River rock scrubbings during the summer of 1996-1998, Arctic LTER 1996 to 1998.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:A.
Last Name:Hershey
Address line 1:
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
Zip Code:
Associate Investigators:Jim Lee, A. Goyke, K. Hansen, Jason S. McCrea, J. McCrea
Keywords:Kuparuk, river, invertebrates.
Abstract: Total numbers and species of insects taken from the Kuparuk River rock scrubbings during the summer of 1996-1998.
Contact: Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Online URL:
Data File Name 96-98hektot
Beginning Date 5/1/1996
End Date 9/1/1996
Number of Data Records
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: Data received from Jim Lee and Karie Slavik in 2004. For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: March 9, 2004 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Adrian Green DATA FILE VALIDATION: NAME: Adrian Green DATE: March 9, 2004
Geographic Description The Kuparuk River in arctic Alaska, approximately 3 km south and 1 km north of the river crossing at the Dalton Highway (68 38'15"N, 149 25'30"W).
Location Bounding Box
West Bounding Coordinate
East Bounding Coordinate
North Bounding Coordinate
South Bounding Coordinate
OR if single point location
Organisms studied

A rock-scrubbing technique was used to collect bottom samples at several different stations with three replicates at each station in the Kuparuk River. The stations are measured relative to the 1984 phosphorus dripper. The samples were preserved in ethanol then picked, sorted, counted, and measured in Duluth using a NIKON MICRO-PLAN II digitizing pad.

Notes: These data were received from Jim Lee via Karie Slavik, and entered by Adrian Green, March, 2004.
1996-1998 were exclusively moss samples.

Sampling Description.


Data Table

SITE       Kuparuk River                           y
STREAM TYPE   tundra stream
DATE       date                        DD-MMM-YY   n
STATION    distance from 1984 dripper  kilometers  n
TRIAL      repetition number                       n
RHYAC      number of Rhyacophila                   n	     blank
BRACHY     number of Brachycentrus                 n      blank
NATARSIA   number of Natarsia		      n      blank
ORTHO      number of Orthocladius                  n      blank
OTHCHIR    number of other chironomids             n      blank
CHIPUPA    number of Chironomid pupae              n      blank
BLACK      number of Black Flies                   n      blank
BLKPUPA    number of Black Fly pupae               n      blank
BAETIS     number of Baetis                        n      blank
BAETSP3    number of Baetis "species 3"            n      blank
EPHEM      number of Ephemerella                   n      blank
CINYG      number of Cinygmula                     n      blank
NEMOURA    number of Nemoura			      n      blank
TIPULA     number of Tipula			      n      blank
SNAILS     number of Snails                        n      blank

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