Chironomid Exchange Forum

Methods => Biomonitoring => Topic started by: Monika on April 02, 2014, 02:12:53 AM

Title: Chironomid index
Post by: Monika on April 02, 2014, 02:12:53 AM
Hi,
I'd like to ask what exactly chironomid index values mean? how to explain if its low or high?

many thanx
Title: Re: chironomid index
Post by: Martin Spies on April 03, 2014, 01:13:55 AM
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, ...

Best,

Martin Spies
(Munich, Germany)
Title: Re: chironomid index
Post by: Martin Spies on April 18, 2014, 05:51:38 AM
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.