||Development of a fish index of biotic integrity to assess the condition of West Virginia streams : technical support document /
Walters, David M. ;
Walters, D. M.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Stream ecology--West Virginia. ;
Indicators (Biology)--West Virginia. ;
Water--Pollution--West Virginia. ;
Fishes--West Virginia. ;
Environmental monitoring--West Virginia.
Fish index ;
West Virginia streams ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Biotic integrity ;
Biotic resources ;
Water quality ;
Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) ;
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||viii, 45 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The primary purpose of this report is to document the development of a fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for wadeable streams in West Virginia and to determine the applicability of the IBI in streams with different thermal regimes. The IBI will be developed using fish data collected at EMAP sites from 1993-1998. The RARE sites are used as an independent data set to test the robustness of the IBI across stream temperature regimes (i.e., cold, cool, and warm water streams).
"EPA/600/R-06/010." "February 16, 2006." Includes bibliographic references (p. 32-36).