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Freshwater Focal Ecosystems Components: Search Tool

This tool allows the user to search through the Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs) defined in the CBMP Freshwater Monitoring Plan. The user can filter search results based on FEC, attributes and paramentes and download the search result an excel sheet.

 

Freshwater FEC
Biotic and Abiotic FECsTypeMonitored ParameterIndicators/Indices
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Benthic algae and phytoplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonCommunity indices (e.g., abundance and density, taxonomic richness, diversity and dominance, biomass and numbers of keystone taxa, tolerance indices)
Benthic algae and phytoplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonNumbers of red-listed (threatened) and rare taxa
Benthic algae and phytoplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonDistribution and range (e.g., latitudinal and altitudinal)
Benthic algae and phytoplanktonBioticBiomass (including chlorophyll a and biovolume)Bulk algal biomass
Benthic algae and phytoplanktonBioticBiomass (including chlorophyll a and biovolume)Size structure of entire population or of keystone taxon
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonCommunity indices (e.g., abundance and density, taxonomic richness, diversity and dominance, biomass and numbers of keystone taxa, ecological traits, tolerance indices)
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonNumbers of red-listed (threatened) and rare taxa
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticNumber of individuals or biomass of each taxonDistribution and range (e.g., latitudinal and altitudinal, residency/anadromy for fish)
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticGenotypes and alleles (fish)Genetic diversity
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticBiomass (including biovolume, length, and body weight; gonad weight in fish)Size structure of entire population or of keystone taxon
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticBiomass (including biovolume, length, and body weight; gonad weight in fish)Fecundity (for fish; e.g., gonadal-somatic index)
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticAge of individualsAge structure of entire population or of a keystone taxon; growth rates (size at age or age at length (fish), or life cycle stage at length (benthic macroinvertebrates)) and age at maturity (age combined with biomass)
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticTiming of important life history eventsMigratory phenology
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticTiming of important life history eventsEmergence timing
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticTiming of important life history eventsReproductive timing (for fish; e.g., reproductive development rate, reproductive periodicity)
Fish, benthic macro- invertebrates and zooplanktonBioticBody burden of contaminants in fishConcentrations of contaminants in fish tissues above consumption guidelines or above environmental thresholds for sub-lethal or lethal effects
Macrophytes and riparian vegetationBioticAreal cover or number of individuals of each taxon (as feasible)Community indices (e.g., abundance and density, taxonomic richness, diversity, and dominance, numbers of keystone taxa)
Macrophytes and riparian vegetationBioticAreal cover or number of individuals of each taxon (as feasible)Numbers of red-listed (threatened) and rare taxa
Macrophytes and riparian vegetationBioticAreal cover or number of individuals of each taxon (as feasible)Distribution and range (e.g., latitudinal and altitudinal)
Aquatic birdsBioticNumber of individuals of each taxonCommunity indices (e.g., abundance and density, taxonomic richness, diversity, and dominance, numbers of keystone taxa)
Aquatic birdsBioticNumber of individuals of each taxonNumbers of red-listed (threatened) and rare taxa
Aquatic birdsBioticNumber of individuals of each taxonDistribution and range (e.g., latitudinal and altitudinal)
Aquatic birdsBioticAge (immature/adult) and sex of individuals Age structure of entire population or of a keystone taxon; number of young/breeding pairs
Aquatic birdsBioticTiming of important life history eventsMigratory phenology
Water temperature regimeAbioticWater temperature (surface/profile temperatures in lakes) Degree days
Water temperature regimeAbioticWater temperature (surface/profile temperatures in lakes) Threshold temperatures
Water temperature regimeAbioticWater temperature (surface/profile temperatures in lakes) Stratification pattern (lake)
Water temperature regimeAbioticWater temperature (surface/profile temperatures in lakes) Proxy dates for ice on/ice off (river)
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticSurface water levelChange in timing of hydrological events (e.g., nival/ice regime)
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticDischarge (river or inflow/outflow of lake)Flood frequency/ duration
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticIce on/off, thicknessGrowing season (length and timing)
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticLight transmission (lake)Percent bottomfast ice and transparent ice
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticLight transmission (lake)Water balance (lake)
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticLight transmission (lake)Residence time (lake)
Hydrological and ice regimesAbioticLight transmission (lake)Change in period of half flow (river)
Water qualityAbioticWater chemistry (e.g., nutrients, trace metals, DOC, colour, pH, alkalinity, heavy metals, salinity, persistent organic pollutants, turbidity, total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), river bed load)Chemical variables (e.g., nutrients, trace metals)
Water qualityAbioticSecchi depth (lake)Water clarity, photic zone depth (lake)
Water qualityAbioticDissolved oxygenImport/export (of organic material, sediment, heat energy, etc. in river; calculated with hydrologic regime)
Climatic regimeAbioticAir temperatureDegree days
Climatic regimeAbioticPrecipitation (amount and type) and relative humidityThreshold temperatures
Climatic regimeAbioticWind speed/directionSurface water level (lake) or discharge (river) (modeled from precipitation)
Climatic regimeAbioticSolar radiation (UV, PAR)UV/PAR attenuation (lake)
Climatic regimeAbioticEnergy inputs (river)
PermafrostAbioticActive layer depthChange in active layer depth
PermafrostAbioticTemperatureTemperature change
PermafrostAbioticSlump areaPercent slumping