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New Zealand Periphyton Guideline: Detecting, monitoring and managing enrichment of streams

Publication date:  June 2000
Publication reference number:  ME 359

A background review of the structure and value of periphyton communities in streams, factors controlling growth and composition of periphyton, and the effects of human activities on the community. It includes a set of guidelines developed to help prevent degradation of aesthetic/recreational, biodiversity and angling values by excessive enrichment of streams (and resultant proliferations of periphyton).