For quotes regarding macroinvertebrate sample processing, O/E computation or other services please contact Trip Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org; 760.709.1210)....
Welcome to NAMC's new online sample submission process. The following interface will guide you through a series of steps asking for:
1. Contact information
2. Sampling locations
3. Sampling methodologies
4. Site specific details
Before proceeding, please note that you will not be able to save an uncompleted submission. As such, make sure you have the minimum information requirements for sample submission and processing, which are:
1. Latitude and Longitude or UTMs for each site.
2. Whether the site was previously sampled by your organization...
The processing of aquatic invertebrate samples involves a number of distinct operations where data errors may occur. At the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) these distinct operations include:
I. Sample sorting – The separation and removal of aquatic invertebrates from organic and inorganic material.
II. Invertebrate identification – The identification of each individual invertebrate to the recommended or lowest practical taxonomic level.
III. Data processing – Data entry into a computer database, the matching of samples to sampling locations and any subsequent data anal...
We encourage the collection of basic site and sample information while on location, including site coordinates and sample area which are required for sample submission. These forms are often requested by customers and are provided to support field data collection but are not a reflection of comprehensive data required for sample analysis. Depending on study design, we suggest collecting relevant habitat variables such as substrate and water chemistry. However, we do not require or utilize physical habitat assessments as outlined in these forms and are pending major revisions to our suggested ...