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Main Title Estuarine and coastal marine waters : bioassessment and biocriteria technical guidance /
Author Bowman, M. L. ; Gerritsen, J. ; Gibson, G. R. ; Snyder, B. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gibson, George R.
Brown, Michael L.
CORP Author Tetra Tech, Inc., Owings Mills, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA 822-B-00-024
Stock Number PB2001-103711
OCLC Number 47162692
Subjects Estuaries ; Water quality biological assessment ; Ecological risk assessment ; Environmental monitoring
Additional Subjects Coasts ; Estuaries ; Environmental surveys ; Marine biology ; Ocean environments ; Coastal regions ; Water quality monitoring ; Habitats ; Water columns ; Case studies ; Indexes ; Biocriteria ; Bioassessments ; Clean Water Act
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/822/B-00-024 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/12/2002
EIAD  EPA-822-B-00-024 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/10/2002
EJBD  EPA-822-B-00-024 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/19/2017
EJDD  EPA-822-B-00-024 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 04/05/2002
EKCD  EPA-822-B-00-024 2 copies CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-B-00-024 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 822-B-00-024 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/21/2001
NTIS  PB2001-103711 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 technical guidance document is based on the concept that bioassessment and biocriteria programs for estuaries and near coastal waters are interrelated and critical components of comprehensive water resource protection and management. Understanding how estuarine ecosystems function and respond to human activity requires a holistic approach to protection and management that integrate biological assessments into the more traditional chemical and physical evaluations. In water resource monitoring and protection, biological criteria are an important addition to the traditional physical and chemical criteria used by EPA. The relative biological integrity, or quality, of the resource can be assessed by comparing the health and diversity of its biological communities to the health and diversity of biological communities in waters with the same physical characteristics but which are relatively unimpacted by human development.
"EPA 822-B-00-024." "December 2000." Includes bibliographical references.