Integrated Catchment Management

New Zealand Periphyton Guideline: Detecting, Monitoring and Managing Enrichment of Streams

Year of Publication : 2000 
Region: (e.g. Canterbury or NZ-wide) New Zealand - wide
Description: From MfE website.
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).