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Main Title Correspondence between Spatial Patterns in Fish Assemblages in Ohio Streams and Aquatic Ecoregions.
Author Larsen, D. P. ; Omernik, J. M. ; Hughes, R. M. ; Rohm, C. M. ; Whittier, T. R. ;
CORP Author Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-03-3124; EPA/600/J-86/365;
Stock Number PB87-196077
Additional Subjects Land use ; Ecology ; Fresh water fishes ; Water pollution ; Streams ; Watersheds ; Terrain ; Drainage ; Sampling ; Spatial distribution ; Vegetation ; Soils ; Regional planning ; Classifications ; Environmental impacts ; Ohio ; Lake Huron ; Lake Erie ; Reprints ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-196077 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Land classification systems can be useful for assessing aquatic ecosystems if relationships among them exist. Because the character of an aquatic ecosystem depends to a large extent upon the character of the landscape it drains, spatial patterns in aquatic ecosystems should correspond to patterns in the landscape. To test this hypothesis, the US state of Ohio was divided into four aquatic ecoregions based on an analysis of spatial patterns in the combination of land-surface form, land use, potential natural vegetation, and soil parent material. During the period July-October 1983, fish assemblages were sampled in 46 streams that were representative of the ecoeregions, and that had watersheds relatively undisturbed by human activities. Spatial patterns of the fish assemblages were examined relative to the ecoregions; distinct regional differences were identified. (Copyright (c) 1986 Springer-Verlag New York Inc).