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A user guide for the Macroinvertebrate Community Index

This material is incorporated by reference in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.

This consultant's report provides an expert view on best-practice use of the Macroinvertebrate Community Index (MCI) for monitoring and reporting on stream health in New Zealand. It contains advice on appropriate application of the MCI in different stream environments, design of monitoring programme,s and data analyses (including trend detection). The guide is intended to compliment existing reports on macroinvertebrates, including the Protocols for sampling macroinvertebrates in wadeable streams.

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