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Main Title Evaluation guidelines for ecological indicators /
Author Jackson, Laura E. ; Kurtz, J. C. ; Fisher, W. S. ; Jackson, L. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jackson, Laura E.
Kurtz, Janis C.
Fisher, William S.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/620/R-99/005
Stock Number PB2000-108512
OCLC Number 45084483
Subjects Environmental monitoring--United States ; Ecological risk assessment--United States ; Environmental indicators--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Ecological assessment ; Guidelines ; Monitoring ; Ecological indicators ; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ; Environmental Protection Agency
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EHAD  EPA/620/R-99-005 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/03/2000
EHBD  EPA/620/R-99/005 2 copies CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 04/06/2007
EJBD  EPA 620-R-99-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/14/2013
EJDD  EPA/620/R-99/005 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 06/06/2003
EJED  EPA/620/R-99/005 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/26/2001
EKBD  EPA-620/R-99-005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/19/2002
EKCD  EPA/620/R-99/005 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/27/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 620/R-99/005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/620/R-99/005 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 01/11/2002
ESAD  EPA 620-R-99-005 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/02/2016
ESBM Newport QH541.15.M64E94 2000 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/09/2019
NTIS  PB2000-108512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
This document presents fifteen technical guidelines to evaluate the suitability of an ecological indicator for a particular monitoring program. The guidelines are organized within four evaluation phases: conceptual relevance, feasibility of implementation, response variability, and interpretation and utility. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development has adopted these guidelines as an iterative process for internal and (EPA's) affiliated researchers during the course of indicator development, and as a consistent framework for indicator review. Chapter One describes the guidelines; Chapters Two, Three, and Four illustrate application of the guidelines to three indicators in various stages of development. The example indicators include a direct chemical measure, dissolved oxygen concentration, and two multi-metric biological indices, an index of estuarine benthic condition and one based on stream fish assemblages. The purpose of these illustrations is to demonstrate the evaluation process using real data and working with the limitations of research in progress. Furthermore, these chapters demonstrate that an evaluation may emphasize individual guidelines differently, depending on the type of indicator and the program design. The evaluation process identifies weaknesses that may require further indicator research and modification. This document represents a compilation and expansion of previous efforts, in particular, the initial guidance developed for EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP).
"May 2000"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/620/R-99/005."