Development and Evaluation of Aquatic Indicators

EPA Grant Number: R829095C003
Subproject: this is subproject number 003 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829095
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program (STARMAP)
Center Director: Urquhart, N. Scott
Title: Development and Evaluation of Aquatic Indicators
Investigators: Theobald, David M. , Ritter, Kerry J. , Urquhart, N. Scott
Current Investigators: Theobald, David M. , Urquhart, N. Scott
Institution: Colorado State University , Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
Current Institution: Colorado State University
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2006
RFA: Research Program on Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Aquatic Ecosystems , Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water and Watersheds , Water , Ecosystems

Objective:

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) develop, implement, and disseminate tools for accomplishing tessellation stratified sampling in a GIS context; (2) develop, determine, and evaluate landscape indicators suitable for spatial and temporal analyses of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) and similar data being examined in R829095C001 and R829095C002; (3) explore statistical aspects of the definition of regional species richness or taxonomic richness; (4) evaluate protocols for economically determining site-level aggregate indicators, including habitat features, macroinvertebrate assemblages, and chemical determinations; and (5) investigate the limitations of using current data, which are widely available but probably ill-suited for regional statistical analyses.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 36 publications for this subprojectView all 302 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 4 journal articles for this subprojectView all 42 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

GIS, tessellation stratified sampling, water quality, land cover, land use, accuracy, precision,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Aquatic Ecosystems & Estuarine Research, climate change, Air Pollution Effects, Aquatic Ecosystem, Environmental Monitoring, Atmosphere, EMAP, ecosystem monitoring, spatial and temporal modeling, aquatic ecosystems, water quality, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, modeling ecosystems, STARMAP

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005 Progress Report
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R829095    Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program (STARMAP)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829095C001 Combining Environmental Data Sets
    R829095C002 Local Inferences from Aquatic Studies
    R829095C003 Development and Evaluation of Aquatic Indicators
    R829095C004 Extension of Expertise on Design and Analysis to States and Tribes
    R829095C005 Integration and Coordination for STARMAP