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Main Title Biological Monitoring and Environmental Assessment: A Conceptual Framework.
Author Karr, J. R. ;
CORP Author Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Balboa (Panama).;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-810745; EPA/600/J-87/523;
Stock Number PB90-232190
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Toxicity ; Wild birds ; Fishes ; Water resources ; Reprints ; Environmental monitoring ; Indicator species ; Species diversity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-232190 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/27/1990
Collation 10p
Direct biological monitoring is essential for effective assessment efforts. Past approaches to biomonitoring are too simplistic (for example, toxicity testing, indicator species) or conceptually invalid (diversity indexes). Assessments that use ecological guilds use ecological principles in a more integrative fashion. The best long-term approach is development of suites of metrics, like those used in the index of biotic integrity (IBI), to reflect individual, population, community, and ecosystem attributes in an integrative framework. Efforts to use the conceptual content of IBI in a wider diversity of habitats should be encouraged and followed up with effective control actions. (Copyright (c) 1987 Springer Verlag New York, Inc.)