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Main Title Aquatic-Biotic Community Structure as an Indicator of Pollution.
Author Dill, Gary G. ; Rogers, J, David T. ;
CORP Author Geological Survey of Alabama, University.
Year Published 1972
Report Number Circ-80; DI-14-31-0001-3201; OWRR-A-022-ALA; 06018,; A-022-ALA(1)
Stock Number PB-216 801
Additional Subjects ( Mine waters ; Indicator species) ; ( Water pollution ; Indicator species) ; ( Invertebrates ; Indicator species) ; Fresh water biology ; Benthos ; Aquatic animals ; Stream pollution ; Coal mines ; Geology ; Seasonal variations ; Temperature ; Sampling ; Turbidity ; pH ; Iron hydroxides ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Silicon ; Spoil ; Acidity ; Indexes(Ratios) ; Alabama ; Inorganic phosphates ; Inorganic nitrates ; Mine acid drainage ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 801 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 31p
Generally aquatic systems exposed to environmental stress (pollution) have fewer species and less diversity than naturally occurring communities. In the present study physicochemical conditions and community structure of benthic macroinvertebrates were investigated in a drainage system polluted with acid mine drainage. A statistical interpretation was preformed to show possible correlation between water parameters and species diversity. The applicability of using the macroinvertebrate community structure to evaluate stream conditions consequent to acid flow is discussed.