Effects of Land Use on Water Quality of Streams and Rivers on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

We used species composition and relative abundance of aquatic insect populations to measure water quality changes from deforestation, cattle farming and palm oil plantations in seven streams and rivers in the Osa Peninsula.

Funded by: Blue Moon Foundation

Principal Investigator: Bernard W. Sweeney

Collaborator: Wills Flowers (Florida A&M University)

Project Years: 2006, 2007