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Protocols for the Analysis of Algal Samples
Collected as Part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program

 
  All The entire publication, including the cover page, title page, contents, introduction, and all protocols. This is a large pdf file, so if you have a slow connection, you may want to consider viewing the protocols individually.
  Intro Title Page, Contents, and Introduction
  P-13-39 Analysis of Diatoms on Microscope Slides Prepared From USGS NAWQA Program Algae Samples
  P-13-42 Diatom Cleaning by Nitric Acid Digestion with a Microwave Apparatus
  P-13-47 Log-in Procedures for USGS NAWQA Program Algal Samples
  P-13-48 Subsample Procedures for USGS NAWQA Program Periphyton Samples
  P-13-49 Preparation of Diatom Slides Using Naphrax Mounting Medium
  P-13-50 Preparation of Algal Samples for Analysis Using Palmer-Maloney Cells
  P-13-51 Analysis of Soft Algae in USGS NAWQA Program Qualitative Multihabitat (QMH) Samples
  P-13-52 Analysis of USGS NAWQA Program Phytoplankton Samples
  P-13-53 Preparation of Algal Data Files and Reports for Submission to the USGS NAWQA Program
  P-13-55 Electronic Transmission of Data Files to the USGS NAWQA Program
  P-13-56 Archiving Algal Samples, Diatom Slides and Images
  P-13-57 Care and Maintenance of Phycology Section Equipment
  P-13-58 Tracking of Algal Sample Analysis
  P-13-59 Reporting of Non-conformance Issues and Corrective Action
  P-13-62 Chemical Hygiene Practices Used in Phycology Section Laboratories
  P-13-63 Analysis of Soft Algae and Enumeration of Total Number of Diatoms in USGS NAWQA Program Quantitative Targeted-Habitat (RTH and DTH) Samples

Citing from the NAWQA website:

Citation for entire document:

Charles, D.F., C. Knowles, and R.S. Davis, eds. 2002. Protocols for the analysis of algal samples collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Report No. 02-06, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. 124 pp. Also at http://diatom.ansp.org/nawqa/pdfs/ProtocolPublication.pdf

Example citation for an individual protocol:

Clason, T., F. Acker, E. Morales, and L. Marr. 2002.
Analysis of diatoms on microscope slides prepared from USGS NAWQA
Program algae samples. Protocol P-13-39. In D.F. Charles, C. Knowles, and R.S. Davis,
eds., 2002. Protocols for the analysis of algal samples collected as part
of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Report No. 02-06, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. 124 pp. Also at http://diatom.ansp.org/nawqa/pdfs/ProtocolPublication.pdf