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Main Title Metric Similarity in Vegetation-Based Wetland Assessment Methods.
Author J. J. Mack ; M. E. Kentula
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div.; Div. of Natural Resources, Fairview Park, OH. Cleveland Metroparks.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/140
Stock Number PB2012-110755
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Vegetation ; Assessments ; Ecosystems ; Plants(Botany) ; Biological indicators ; Soils ; Water ; Species diversity ; Taxonomy ; Sampling
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NTIS  PB2012-110755 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/24/2012
Collation 59p
Abstract
Wetland vegetation is an obvious choice for developing wetland assessment protocols. Plants are one of the primary factors, like soil or water, which define wetland structure and function. Plants have several advantages as indicator species for wetland assessment methods: (1) they are relatively large, obvious parts of wetland ecosystems; (2) they have a well-studied taxonomy with regional and state-specific taxonomic treatments for most of the United States; (3) the number of plant taxa growing in wetlands is large and offers numerous potential attributes for the method development; and (4) vegetation sampling methods are well developed, 'low-tech', and cost effective (Fennessy et al. 2001).