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Main Title Application of Ecological Theory to Determine Recovery Potential of Disturbed Lotic Ecosystems: Research Needs and Priorities.
Author Gore, J. A. ; Kelly, J. R. ; Yount, J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN. Center for Field Biology. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Ecosystems Research Center.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/389;
Stock Number PB91-171454
Additional Subjects Lotic environment ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Streams ; Recovery ; Remedial action ; Environmental monitoring ; Spatial distribution ; Temporal distribution ; Balance of nature ; Biological effects ; Long term effects ; Water pollution effects ; Research and development ; Chemical properties ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-171454 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The article summarizes the views of aquatic scientists who gathered to assess the ability of stream ecosystem theory to predict recovery from disturbance. Two views of disturbance were evident: a discrete removal of organisms vs an unusual deviation from normal. These were perceived as applying to different scales and/or objectives. Long-term information is required from both points of view to define recovery. Recovery also may be defined in different ways, but it is clear that recovery has both spatial and temporal components, and includes both physical and biological processes. There was strong consensus that a national monitoring system of representative lotic ecosystems within ecological regions be established. The purpose of the monitoring system would be to acquire long-term data on natural variability, to establish viable indicators of spatial and temporal aspects of recovery, and to develop and test emerging theoretical developments.