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Main Title Great Lakes coastal wetlands monitoring plan /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Burton, Thomas M.
Publisher Great Lakes Commission,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA 950-R-08-009
OCLC Number 496814935
Subjects Coastal zone management--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Wetlands--Research--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Wetland ecology--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Fish populations--Great Lakes Region (North America) ; Great Lakes (North America)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 950-R-08-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/24/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 950-R-08-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELDD  EPA 950-R-08-009 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 06/11/2013
Collation 240 pages : illustrations (some color), charts, maps ; 28 cm
"March 2008." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Executive Summary -- Statistical Design -- Chemical/Physical and Land Use/Cover Measurements -- Vegetation Community Indicators -- Invertebrate Community Indicators -- Fish Community Indicators -- Amphibian Community Indicators -- Bird Community Indicators -- Landscape-Based Indicators -- Cost Analysis for Sampling of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands -- Data Management System -- Partnerships for Implementation -- Monitoring Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands: Summary Recommendations -- Appendix A. Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Classification -- Appendix B. Validation and Performance of an Invertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity for Lakes Huron and Michigan Fringing Wetlands During a Period of Lake Level Decline -- Appendix C. Fish Habitat Use Within and Across Wetland Classes in Coastal Wetlands of the Five Great Lakes: Development of a Fish-based Index of Biotic Integrity. The Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Plan recommends multiple biological protocols and metrics for monitoring the condition of Great Lakes coastal wetlands-- including those for plants, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and birds. Also recommended is a design for sampling Great Lakes coastal wetlands that allows users to monitor condition of these wetlands on an annual basis. With a combination of repeated site visits and random sampling of other wetlands on an annual basis, users can establish status and trends (positive, negative, no change) of wetland condition for a given site, region, or for all Great Lakes coastal wetlands.