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Main Title Quantifying physical habitat in wadeable streams /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kaufmann, Philip R.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-620-R-99-003
Stock Number PB2000-102354
OCLC Number 45172405
Subjects Habitat (Ecology)--Measurement. ; Stream ecology.
Additional Subjects Aquatic habitats ; Streams ; Quantitative analysis ; Surface waters ; Data analysis ; Measurement ; Riparian waters ; Environmental surveys ; Channel morphology ; Substrates ; Gradients(Streams) ; Biological communities ; Fish ; Riparian plants ; Canopies(Vegetation) ; Ground cover ; Statistical analysis ; Man environment interactions ; EMAP(Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 620-R-99-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2012
EJBD  EPA 620-R-99-003 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/18/2014
ELDD  EPA/620/R-99/003 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 06/01/2001
ESAD  EPA 620-R-99-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESBD  EPA-620-R-99-003 NHEERL/WED Library/Corvallis,OR 09/19/2017
Collation xviii, 102, [29] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
We describe concepts, rationale, and analytical procedures for characterizing physical habitat in wadeable streams based on raw data generated from methods similar or equal to those of Kaufmann and Robison (in PB99-139156). We provide guidance for calculating measures or indices of stream size and gradient, sinuosity, substrate size and stability, habitat complexity and cover, woody debris size and abundance, residual pool dimensions and frequency, riparian vegetation cover and structure, anthropogenic disturbances, and channel-riparian interaction. We evaluated sampling precision of field habitat survey methods employed by EMAP in several hundred streams in Oregon and the Mid-Atlantic region, comparing variance among streams ('signals') with variance between repeat stream visits (measurement 'noise'). The final measure of the utility of a habitat approach is whether it is useful for interpreting controls on biota or impacts of human activity.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-102).