Surface Water Microbe Collection (Sterivex Filters) (NEON-SWMC-SF)
Sample for surface water microbe archive (NEON sample class: amc_fieldCellCounts_in.archiveID). Surface water microbes are collected 12 times per year in wadeable streams and 6 times per year in lakes and non-wadeable streams (rivers), at the same time and location as standard recurrent water chemistry samples. Sample timing is based on statistical analysis of environmental parameters. Details on sampling locations and timing are provided in the NEON document titled Surface Water Chemistry Sampling in Aquatic Habitats. Surface water microbe samples are collected as 1) a preserved water sample for cell counts and 2) on 0.22 um Sterivex SVGP® L10RC capsule filters for archive and analysis. Steri Sterivex filters are archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See protocol AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Microbial Sampling and science design and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Surface Water Microbe Cell Count, Surface Water Microbe Group Abundances, Surface Water Microbe Metagenome Sequences, and Surface Water Microbe Marker Gene Sequences.