Use of the Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET) to Characterize Midge Communities in Massachusetts's Ponds
Date of Award
Master of Science in Biology
John A. Baker
Philip J. Bergmann
Richard W. King
A lake bioassessment study was conducted using the Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET) a sampling method novel to Clark University and the state of Massachusetts biological research programs. 6 lakes in Worcester County were surveyed in the summer of 2015 in order to assess the efficacy of CPET in assessing Chironomid community structure in Massachusetts's ponds. In CPET, the floating, shed pupal skins (exuviae) of recently hatched aquatic invertebrates of the family Chironomidae were collected directly off of the water's surface.
Pagan, Nicholas, "Use of the Chironomid Pupal Exuvial Technique (CPET) to Characterize Midge Communities in Massachusetts's Ponds" (2017). Biology. 9.