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Title Climate change effects on stream and river biological indicators : a preliminary analysis.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Global Change Research Center, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  EP 11.2:C 61/6    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource ([119] pages) : color illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "EPA/600/R-07/085."
"March 2008."
Title from title screen (viewed Sept 17, 2008).
Summary The Clean Water Act mandates that states assess the biological, chemical, and physical condition of their aquatic resources using biological indicators that compare reference and non-reference sites to measure condition. The Office of Water developed guidance documents for establishing biocriteria in rivers and streams, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands, and is developing biocriteria for coral reefs. Climate change is projected to affect aquatic ecosystems through changes in water temperature, hydrological cycles, and degree days. This report is a preliminary analysis of how biological indicators are likely to respond to climate change, how well current sampling schemes may detect climate-driven changes, and how likely it is that these sampling schemes will continue to detect impairment. The results and recommendations are an initial step towards helping biocriteria programs modify assessment activities to account for climate change effects and ensure that management goals continue to be met.
Subject Indicators (Biology) -- United States.
Aquatic ecology -- United States.
Ecosystem health -- United States.
Climatic changes.
Aquatic ecology. (OCoLC)fst00811988
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Ecosystem health. (OCoLC)fst00902296
Indicators (Biology) (OCoLC)fst00970196
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Global Change Research Program (Geological Survey (U.S.))
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
National Center for Environmental Assessment (Washington, D.C.)
Other Form: Print version: Climate change effects on stream and river biological indicators 1 v. (DLC) 2009416998 (OCoLC)457053679
Gpo Item No. 0431-Y (online)
Sudoc No. EP 11.2:C 61/6

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