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The Resource Rapid bioassessment of stream health, edited by Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.]

Rapid bioassessment of stream health, edited by Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.]

Label
Rapid bioassessment of stream health
Title
Rapid bioassessment of stream health
Statement of responsibility
edited by Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find that one size does not fit all when it comes to sampling. Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health examines the sampling techniques, laboratory methods, and data analysis necessary to create a protocol for analyzing the health of streams, using rapid bioassessment techniques. The editors explore how to determine reference streams in each ecoregion and subecoregion with specific indices of health. They provide field methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates and laboratory methods for subsampling. The work focuses on the application of the EPA's Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP) but suggests various techniques that can be used to improve sampling protocols and quality control, where necessary. It also includes general listings of health classifications, appendices of more than 300 streams that have been sampled, and a GIS method for designating the reference condition for purposes of comparison in each ecological unit. Although the EPA's RBP Manual is considered to be the standard of information on the types of metrics that can be used, this book explores, from a state regulatory standpoint, the practical development of such a system to begin compliance with critical sections of the Clean Water Act. A compendium of information about prioritizing those streams and small rivers requiring analysis, this book contains guidelines on the assessment of streams in a particular ecoregion and sampling streams that are at least impaired as points of comparison. It supplies guidance for the production of other rapid bioassessment tools customized to various ecoregions and subecoregions."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
577.6/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH96.8.B5
LC item number
R36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rapid bioassessment of stream health, edited by Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comparison of bioassessment methods / John R. Olson, Duncan L. Hughes, and Michele P. Brossett -- Rapid bioassessment materials and methods / Michele P. Brossett ... [et al.] -- Candidate reference conditions / John R. Olson ... [et al.] -- Development of ecoregional and subecoregional reference conditions / Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.] -- A numerical index of stream health / Amanda M. Herrit ... [et al.] -- The effect of sample size on rapid bioassessment scores / Uttam K. Rai ... [et al.] -- Taxonomic resolution and cost effectiveness of rapid bioassessment / Jodi A. Williams, James A. Gore, and Michele P. Brossett -- Quality assurance/quality control: what does it reveal about the reliability of the rapid bioassessment protocol? / Tracy J. Ferring, James A. Gore, and Duncan L. Hughes -- The use of rapid bioassessment to assess the success of stormwater treatment technologies (best management practices) in urban streams / Erik Oij, James Banning, and James A. Gore -- Implementation of the rapid bioassessment protocol / Michele P. Brossett ... [et al.]
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 335 p.
Isbn
9781420090918
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn229022670
  • (OCoLC)ocn587538187
Label
Rapid bioassessment of stream health, edited by Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Comparison of bioassessment methods / John R. Olson, Duncan L. Hughes, and Michele P. Brossett -- Rapid bioassessment materials and methods / Michele P. Brossett ... [et al.] -- Candidate reference conditions / John R. Olson ... [et al.] -- Development of ecoregional and subecoregional reference conditions / Duncan L. Hughes ... [et al.] -- A numerical index of stream health / Amanda M. Herrit ... [et al.] -- The effect of sample size on rapid bioassessment scores / Uttam K. Rai ... [et al.] -- Taxonomic resolution and cost effectiveness of rapid bioassessment / Jodi A. Williams, James A. Gore, and Michele P. Brossett -- Quality assurance/quality control: what does it reveal about the reliability of the rapid bioassessment protocol? / Tracy J. Ferring, James A. Gore, and Duncan L. Hughes -- The use of rapid bioassessment to assess the success of stormwater treatment technologies (best management practices) in urban streams / Erik Oij, James Banning, and James A. Gore -- Implementation of the rapid bioassessment protocol / Michele P. Brossett ... [et al.]
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 335 p.
Isbn
9781420090918
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn229022670
  • (OCoLC)ocn587538187

Library Locations

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