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AQUATIC       Aquatics

Aquatic Study Guide

Arkansas Envirothon Aquatic Information References

The following list of sources and publications is by no means an inclusive one. It is intended , however, to be a source of information that Arkansas students and advisors can study to get themselves ready for the Arkansas Envirothon. Just because a publication is listed does not mean it is the only source of information available, it simply means it is a source of information for the aquatics section of the Envirothon.  Unless otherwise indicated, the entire book including glossary, may be used as test materials.

Thank you for participating in our Envirothon and Good Luck.

Envirothon Curriculum Guidelines - https://envirothon.org/the-competition/curriculum-guidelines/ (link updated March 6, 2021)

 

MUSSELS:

Arkansas Mussels
John L Harris and Mark E. Gordon
Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, Little Rock, AR

Missouri Naiades
Ronald D. Oesch
Missouri Department Of Conservation, Jefferson City, MO.

Freshwater Mussels Of Texas
Robert G. Howells, Raymond W. Neck, and Harold D. Murray
Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, Austin, TX.

Websites about Mollusks:

bulletIllinois Natural History Survey  -  http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu:80/cbd/main/collections/mollusk.html  
bulletSouthwest Missoui State University  - http://unionid.missouristate.edu/

 

CRAYFISHES:

The Crayfishes Of Missouri
William L. Pflieger
Missouri Department Of Conservation, Jefferson, MO.

How To Know The Freshwater Crustacea
Joseph F. Fitzpatrick
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque, IA.

 

MACROINVERTEBRATES:

Aquatic Entomology
W. Patrick McCafferty
James and Bartlett, Boston, MA.

Monitor’s Guide Aquatic Macrinvertebrates
Loren Lamkin Kellogg
Izaak Walton League Of America, Arlington, VA.

Bug Card
Izaak Walton League Of America, Arlington, VA.

How to Know The Insects
Roger C. Bland and H. E. Jacques
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm.C. Brown, Dubuque, IA.

How To Know The Aquatic Insects
Dennis M. Kehmkuhl
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque, IA.

Insects
Herbert S. Zim and Clarence Cottam
Golden Press
Western Publlishing Co., New York, NY.

Dragonflies Through  Binoculars
A Field Guide To the Dragonflies Of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle
Oxford University Press
www.oup.com  

A Guide To Common Freshwater Invertebrates Of North America
J. Reese Voshell, Jr.
McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Blackburg, VA.

 

FISHES:

Fishes Of Arkansas
Henry W. Robison and Thomas M. Buchanan
University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR

Only In Arkansas
Henry W. Robison and Robert T. Allen
University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR

Fishes—A Guide To Familiar American Species
Herbert S. Zim and Hurst H. Shoemaker
Golden Nature Guide, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY

Fishing—A Guide To Fresh and Saltwater
George S. Fichter and Phil Francis
Golden Press, Western Publishing Co., New York, NY

Fish Of The Ozark And Ouachita Highlands
Richard L. Jones and Paula Magers
Ozark Interpretive Association
Out of print, but can still be found if you look. A good small field guide book.

How To Know The Fishes
James C. Underhill and Samuel Eddy
Pictured Key Nature Series
William C. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA

An Angler’s Guide To Arkansas Fish
Arkansas Sport Fish Pocket Identification Guide
Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, Little Rock, AR

 

GENERAL AQUATIC INFORMATION:

Water Quality field Guide
Soil Conservation Service
USDA, Wahington, DC

Water Quality Indicator’s Guide—First Edition
Soil Conservation Service
USDA, Washington, DC

Water Quality Indicator’s Guide—Second Edition
Terene Institute, Washington, DC

Classification Of Wetland And Deepwater Habitats Of The U.S.
Fish And Wildlife Service, US Department Of The Interior
Washington, DC

Arkansas Water Quality Manual
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Little Rock, AR

Resource Conservation Glossary
Soil Conservation Society Of America, Ankeny, IA
Out of print at present but is being reprinted. Older copies can sometimes be found on Amazon.com or E-Bay.

How To Know The Freshwater Algae
G. W. Prescott
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque IA

How To Know The Aquatic Plants
G. W. Prescott
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA

How To Know The Seaweeds
Isabella A. Abbott and E. Yale Dawson
Pictured Key Nature Series
Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, IA

Pond Life
George R. Reid
Golden Press, Western Publishing Co., New York, NY

Ecology
Taylor R. Alexander and George S. Fichter
Golden Press, Western Publishing Co., New York, NY

Zoology
R. Will Burnett, Harvey I. Fisher and Herbert S. Zim
Golden Press, Western Publishing Co., New York, NY

 

Websites for general information

Hydric soils: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

Wetlands: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/

 

Sources For Aquatic Sampling Equipment:
Forestry Suppliers, Jackson MS.
Ben Meadows, Atlanta. GA.
Carolina Biological Supply, Burlington, NC; Website:   www.carolina.com
Southern Aquaculture Supply, Lake Village, AR. A good reasonable priced source for nets. 1-800-850-7274

 

Sample Tests

 

Updated June 2014

 

The Envirothon Steering Committee gratefully acknowledges Mr. Ray Erickson for his service to overseeing the materials in the Aquatics Section.

 

For additional information about the Envirothon Program in Arkansas, contact:         

Carolyn Holcomb
Carolyn.Holcomb@ar.nacdnet.net

Brandy Gardner
Brandy.Gardner@ar.nacdnet.net

 

The Envirothon Program is offered and operated on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or physical/mental challenges.

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