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Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

Handbook / Manual

By: Duncan L Hughes, Michele P Brossett, James A Gore and John R Olson

335 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, 168 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #183930 | ISBN-13: 9781420090918
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NHBS Price: £102.00 $125/€115 approx

About this book

Regulatory agencies can only determine if the streams that they are examining fall within guidelines once a stream health classification system has been developed. This book describes the processes needed to create a regional system for assessing the health of streams using a relatively rapid system of analysis.

The author presents unbiased approaches to determining reference streams in each eco-region and sub-eco-region with specific indices of health. The text provides field methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates as well as laboratory methods for sub sampling. It also includes general listings of health classification and appendices of more than 300 streams that have been sampled.


Reference Conditions: Selection of Regional Reference Sites. Assessing Impact Using the Synoptic Approach.
Data Sources and Preprocessing.
Field and Laboratory Methods.
Data Analysis.
An Unbiased Approach to Creating Reference Conditions.
Biotic Index Development.
The Numerical Ranking System.
Fixed-Count Subsampling and Bootstrap Resampling: An Evaluation. Is the Representative Stream Reach Really "Representative"? Analysis through Examination of QA/QC Samples.
A Final Assessment of Rapid Bioassessment.
Incorporating Rapid Bioassessment into the Regulatory Structure.

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