Collection and Processing of River Organisms and Water Column Organisms

  • Sergi SabaterEmail author
  • Carles Borrego
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Collecting materials in benthic environments as well as in the water column in rivers should respond to a careful design and planning so the assessment of hydrocarbon effects can be reliable. The selection of control and impact sites, the substrata type to be sampled, the number of replicates, and the randomization of the samples should obey to careful planning in advance. Also the endpoints to be analyzed need to be decided in advance, so the assessment of effects or potential risk could respond to the most exacting standards.


Benthos Experiment design Plankton Replicate Substratum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Aquatic EcologyUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Catalan Institute for Water Research -ICRAScientific and Technological Park of the University of GironaGironaSpain

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