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Main Title Environmental monitoring and assessment program : agroecosystem monitoring and research strategy /
Author Heck, W. W. ; Campbell, C. L. ; Breckenridge, R. P. ; Byers, G. E. ; Finkner, A. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Heck, Walter Webb
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. ;Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, NC. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/4-91/013
Stock Number PB93-100071
Subjects Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Agricultural ecology--United States.
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency.--Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ; Environmental monitoring ; Pollution control ; Agriculture ; Ecosystems ; Habitats ; Land use ; Farm crops ; Livestock ; Wildlife ; Soils ; Streams ; Irrigation ; Trends ; Regional analysis ; Statistical analysis ; Government policies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-100071 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
The monitoring program described in the document is one component of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). For EMAP, agroecosystems are defined as land used for crops, pasture and livestock; the adjacent uncultivated land that supports other vegetation (hedgerows, woodlots, etc) and wildlife; and the associated atmosphere, underlying soils, groundwater, and drainage networks (first and second order streams, ponds, and irrigation drainage networks). A program to monitor and evaluate the long-term status and trends of the nation's agricultural resources from an ecological perspective through an integrated, interagency program will be developed and implemented. When fully implemented, the program will: (1) estimate the current status, extent, changes and trends in indicators of agroecosystem condition on a regional basis with ones known confidence; (2) monitor indicators of pollutant exposure and habitat quality and seek associations between anthropogenic stresses and agroecosystem condition; and (3) provide periodic statistical summaries and interpretive reports on agroecosystem condition to the public, the scientific community, and to policy-makers.
Conuducted in cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1991." Includes bibliographical references (pages leaves 1-L 17). "EPA/600/4-91/013." Microfiche.