2000, Cacapon Institute, Shepherd College’s
Institute of Environmental Studies
and the West Virginia Division of
Environmental Protection joined in a cooperative
pilot study designed to assess the relationships
between nutrients, periphyton, benthic
macroinvertebrates, and land-use in the Lost and
North Rivers. Periphyton is the film of life
found on rocks in the river, consisting mostly of
various kinds of algae (such as diatoms).
following slides present the results of correlation
analyses on periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates,
land use variables.