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The Wabash River Ecosystem

By: James R Gammon

250 pages, B/w illus, 133 figs, 20 tabs

Indiana University Press

Paperback | Jun 1998 | #97331 | ISBN: 0253212723
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Focuses on the 160 mile stretch of river between Delphi and Merom, Indiana, looking closely at the impact of pollutants on the river ecosystem, and studying in detail the effects of nearby industrial plants and metropolitan areas.


Historic Influences - The Indian Era (8,000 BC - 1780AD) Historic Influences - The Settlement Era (1780-1880) Historic Influences - The Canal Era (1825-1875) Historic Influences - The Scientific Era (1875 - present) Physical Attributes of the Wabash River Flow regime of the Wabash River Temperature Suspended solids concentration River channel morphology The Riparian Wetland Corridor Chemical Attributes - Nutrients Conductivity Nitrogen Phosphorus Chemical Attributes - Dissolved Oxygen Chemical Attributes - Heavy Metals Wabash River Fishes - Introduction and Methods Dominant Fishes of the Wabash River Redhorse of the Wabash River Blue Sucker and Buffalofish The Gar and Bowfin Catfish and Freshwater Drum Goldeye, Mooneye, and Skipjack Herring The Sport Fishes The Ancient Fishes Small Denizens of the Wabash The Composite Index of Well-Being Changes in Environmental Quality of the Wabash River Development of an IBI for the Wabash River The Wabash RiverOs Renewable Commercial Resources Phytoplankton and the Wabash River Ecosystem Macroinvertbrates of the Wabash River The Effect of Electric Generating Plants on Fish Communities The Effect of the Eli Lilly & Company Plant at Clinton, Indiana The Effect of the Lafayette/West Lafayette Metropolitan Area The Effect of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Area Validation of the IWB and DCA Patterns Discussion Literature Cited List of Publications on the Wabash River and Its Tributaries, Produced by Research Funded by Cinergy Corp. and Eli Lilly and Company Master of Arts Theses

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