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Nutrient Indicator Models for Determining Biologically Relevant Levels

A case study based on the Corn Belt and Northern Great Plain Nutrient Ecoregion

Authors: Morris, Charles Clarence, Simon, Thomas Paul

  • Presents new perspectives on linkages between ecological health, biological indicators, and nutrient chemical concentrations 
  • Includes species optima based on parameter specific tolerance and sensitivity correlations with nutrient concentration
  • Includes new state of the art diagnostic tools that can be used to evaluate the magnitude and extent of nutrient impacts​
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Nutrient Indicator Models for Determining Biologically Relevant Levels: A case study based on the Corn Belt and Northern Great Plain Nutrient Ecoregion is the first book to provide answers to the management of nutrients based on changes in biological communities. The text describes a case study that is the result of a large scale project in the Corn Belt and Great Plains Nutrient Ecoregion. This study is the first to identify relationships between fish assemblages and nutrient concentrations by Nitrogen species. Species optima based on sensitivity and tolerance to nutrients is modeled.  Nutrient Biotic indices calibrated for application are based on the results of years of biological indicator development. Test response intervals and Shift response intervals are formulated and validated against relevant biological assemblage shifts. This case study is the first to suggest recommended values for the nitrogen and phosphorus cycle with identifiable shifts caused in biological assemblages. This will provide watershed and environmental managers with the information needed to manage the inputs into the world’s dead zones. ​

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Nutrient Indicator Models for Determining Biologically Relevant Levels: A Case Study Based on the Corn Belt and Northern Great Plain Nutrient Ecoregion

    Morris, Charles Clarence (et al.)

    Pages 1-59

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eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4128-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrient Indicator Models for Determining Biologically Relevant Levels
Book Subtitle
A case study based on the Corn Belt and Northern Great Plain Nutrient Ecoregion
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4129-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4129-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-4128-7
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 67
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
Topics