||Impacts on quality of inland wetlands of the United States : a survey of indicators, techniques, and applications of community-level biomonitoring data /
Adamus, Paul R. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Florida Univ., Gainesville. Center for Wetlands.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
|| USEPA Environmental Research Laboratory,
Wetlands--United States. ;
Wetland ecology--United States. ;
Water quality--United States.
United States ;
Water pollution ;
Fresh water ;
Salt water ;
Tidal currents ;
Aquatic plants ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||vii, 406 pages : maps ; 28 cm
The report focuses on inland wetlands of the conterminous United States. Except for those bordering the Great Lakes, these are not subject to significant tidal fluctuations. They are generally fresh water wetlands, except for saline wetlands in some mid-continent and western regions. Other tidal, tundra, and tropical wetlands were not included because their consideration would have involved a greatly expanded scope of work. Protocols for biological sampling of tidal wetlands have been presented by Simenstad et al. and others. For purposes of this report, 'wetlands' are considered to be vegetated areas transitional between uplands and open water. A principal goal of the report is to encourage each state to track their progress in protecting wetland ecological condition. It emphasizes the biological functions of wetlands - habitat for fish, wildlife, and related organisms and the processes that support biological functions.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 92-0899-M. "August 1990." "EPA/600/3-90/073." Includes bibliographical references.