Pond PSYM Fieldsheet

Site and sample details


Sketch of pond

Environmental data

Pond base: categorise into one of three groups: 1 = 0% → 32%,   2 = 33% → 66%,   3 = 67% → 100%

Macroinvertebrate list

  • Group 1 taxa (BMWP: 10)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 2 taxa (BMWP: 8)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 3 taxa (BMWP: 7)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 4 taxa (BMWP: 6)

  • No. of taxa

  • Group 5 taxa (BMWP: 5)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 6 taxa (BMWP: 4)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 7 taxa (BMWP: 3)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 8 taxa (BMWP: 2)

  • No. of taxa
  • Group 9 taxa (BMWP: 1)

  • No. of taxa
  • TOTAL NO. OF TAXA
  • TOTAL BMWP SCORE
  • ASPT
  • NO. OF OM TAXA
  • NO. COLEOPT. TAXA

Plant recording sheet

RS = Rarity Score, TRS = Trophic Ranking Score

(score through each species present)

  • Emergent plants

  • Emergent plants

  • Emergent plants

  • Emergent plants


  • Floating-leaved Plants

  • Submerged plants

  • Number of emergent & submerged species
  • Number of uncommon species
    (with a rarity score of 2 or more)
  • Trophic Ranking Score
* = uncommon species often introduced to sites. If so score species as 1.
LP = species exhibiting little nutrient preference