Macroinvertebrate Surveys (RBP)
The use of macroinvertebrate surveys is a powerful tool used by many regulatory agencies. In 1989, the U.S. EPA released protocols for Rapid Bioassessments called RBPs. In many cases, they are replacing classical surveys that involve more costly sampling and statistical analysis. BMI has 17 years of experience using both techniques and knows the advantages and disadvantages of each. We can help you decide if this is the most appropriate course of action for your situation. We have the experience to solve your problem. As our name would imply, macroinvertebrate surveys are just one of the many biological assessment tools utilized by BMI. Since the macroinvertebrate communities are relatively sensitive, and provided that the habitat is accounted for, such surveys have become the most common means for assessing the health of an aquatic system. Whether your needs are qualitative or quantitative, BMI can provide you with the professional expertise necessary to yield a creditable macroinvertebrate survey.