Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Three staff members in a creek working on different benthic macroinvertebrate sampling tasks

Coastal Plain & Piedmont Parks

Assessments of benthic macroinvertebrates can provide an excellent measure of aquatic ecosystem health.

Staff searching for benthic macroinvertebrates in a rocky creek

Shenandoah National Park

Staff at this park have sampled benthic macroinvertebrates for 25 years, initially in response to gypsy moth defoliation.

Last updated: October 12, 2018