Webinar on The Ecology of Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Join the Office of Information Management and Analysis from your own workspace on June 17, 2010 for a 1-hour Webinar on The Ecology of Benthic Macroinvertebrates and How to Collect and Describe Them presented by James Harrington, Staff Environmental Scientist in Department of Fish and Game (DFG Water Pollution Control Laboratory).

Benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) are used as a water quality indicator for SWAMP assessment reports and will be an integral part of the development of biological objectives. In this webinar, Jim will show some examples of BMIs, discuss their ecology and explain why they are such good indicators of healthy streams and rivers. He will also show how the BMIs are collected and then processed in the laboratory to produce the biological metrics that are used to create assessment tools such as the SoCal Index of Biological Integrity.

Webinar Date(s):   June 17, 2010 (Don’t forget to make an appointment in your GroupWise calendar).
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter: James Harrington
Presenter Phone: (916) 358-2862
Webinar URL: https://waterboards.webex.com/waterboards/j.php?ED=135614547&UID=0&PW=NMWNiMjI0NTUw&RT=MiM0

Meeting Number: 740 265 901
Meeting Password: swamp
Call In Number:  1-866-876-1519 (Please use *6 to mute your phone as soon as you log in.)
Attendee Code: 8287783
Room: Webinar

Shhhhhh…be sure to use the *6 WebEx mute feature for your phone when you call in. Only un-mute your phone when you have a question or wish to participate, then *6 when you’re finished. Thank you!
Dawit Tadesse
Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Staff
(916) 341-5486