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Bioassessment of Freshwater Ecosystems

Using the Reference Condition Approach

Authors: Bailey, Robert C., Norris, Richard H., Reynoldson, Trefor B.

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Aquatic ecosystem assessment is a rapidly developing field, and one of the newer approaches to assessing the condition of rivers and lakes is the Reference Condition Approach. This is a significant advancement in biomonitoring because it solves the problem of trying to locate nearby control or reference sites when studying an ecosystem that may be degraded, a problem that bedevils traditional approaches. Rather than using upstream reference sites in a river system or next-bay-over reference sites in a lake, an array of ecologically similar, least-exposed to stress sites scattered throughout a catchment or region is used. Once the reference condition has been established, any site suspected of being impacted can be assessed by comparison to the reference sites, and its status determined. The Reference Condition database, once formed, can be used repeatedly.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioassessment of Freshwater Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Using the Reference Condition Approach
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8885-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8885-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7670-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4705-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
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