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Chironomid index

Started by Monika, April 02, 2014, 09:12:53 AM

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I'd like to ask what exactly chironomid index values mean? how to explain if its low or high?

many thanx

Martin Spies

Dear Monika,

I am not sure if there is only one measure named "chironomid index". However, it seems that any scientific work you have seen that uses such an index should also include a reference to its source for that method.

Therefore, it might help if you specify where you have seen CI values, as well as the general field of study, e.g. community ecology, production biology, ...


Martin Spies
(Munich, Germany)

Martin Spies

In case my previous reply wasn't clear enough, please allow me to try again.

I think that the literature contains not just one single 'Chironomid Index' or 'CI' but several things termed like this that have different meanings.

So, Monika, if you don't supply further information as I suggested in my previous reply, then I don't think your question can be answered appropriately.

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