Information about the benthic macroinvertebrate populations along the eastern shore of Goshen Bay, Utah Lake, Utah, can be used, in part, to determine future management of the lake. In the project herein reported, cement artificial substrate samplers were used to sample two types of substrate: rubble and compacted calcareous tufa. Monthly samples were obtained from each type of substrate from March 1972 to May 1973. An amphipod, Hyalela azteca and a chironomid, Dicrotendipes fumidus were the dominant organisms in numbers and tiomass. Amphipod numbers were dependent upon the amount of algal standing crop. Elimination of this area could affect the trophic structure of the lake by effectively reducing the macroinvertebrate population of the lake.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Toole, Thomas Whitney, "The benthic communities of the eastern rocky shore areas of Goshen Bay, Utah Lake" (1974). Theses and Dissertations. 7905.
Benthos; Ecology, Utah; Utah Lake (Utah)