||Biological criteria : technical guidance for streams and small rivers /
Gibson, G. R. ;
Barbour, M. T. ;
Stribling, J. B. ;
Gerritsen, J. ;
Karr, J. R.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Owings Mills, MD. ;Washington Univ., Seattle. Inst. for Environmental Studies.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Health and Ecological Criteria Division,
Water--Pollution--United States. ;
Water quality management--United States.
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Biological communities ;
Aquatic habitats ;
Environmental surveys ;
Water quality management ;
Biological indicators ;
Data collection ;
Data analysis ;
Data quality ;
Statistical analysis ;
Multivariate analysis ;
Case studies ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||174 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The goal of this document is to help states develop and use biocriteria for streams and small rivers. The document includes a general strategy for biocriteria development, identifies steps in the process, and provides technical guidance on how to complete each step, using the experience and knowledge of existing state, regional, and national surface water programs. This guidance document is designed primarily for water resource managers and biologists familiar with standard biological survey techiques and similarity familiar with the EPA guidance document 'Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Rivers; Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Fish' (PB95-194759).
"May 1996"--Microfiche header. "Office of Water"--Microfiche header. "EPA 822-B-96-001"--Cover. Microfiche.