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Main Title Evaluation of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biomass Methodology. Part 2. Field Assessment and Data Evaluation.
Author Mason, W. J. ; Lewis, P. A. ; Weber, C. I. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/459;
Stock Number PB87-146171
Additional Subjects Aquatic biology ; Biomass ; Sewage ; Waste water ; Reprints ; Environmental monitoring ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Benthic macroinvertebrate
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NTIS  PB87-146171 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The study shows that biological assessments of water quality status using biomass estimates of wet, dry, and ash-free dry weights and counts of individual organisms from a small, headwater stream in southwestern Ohio provide essentially similar results concerning the impact of a sewage treatment plant discharge. Of the indices of biotic status for the stream employed for data evaluation; Diversity Index (D), Community Diversity Index (d), Trophic Condition Index (TCI), and Empirical Biotic Index (EBI), the latter two provided evaluations most consistent with benchmark water chemistry and physics information concerning the trophic status of the stream. In addition, the percent composition of macroinvertebrate taxa by pollutional category; 'clean water', 'facultative', and 'pollution tolerant', as ascribed using TCI and EBI ranges for individual taxa collected in combination of Ekman grab, rockfilled basket sampler and drift net samples, proves adequate for interpretation of biotic status.