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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 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Abstract 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.)
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Management, v11 n2 p249-256 1987. Sponsored by Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Biological Monitoring and Environmental Assessment: A Conceptual Framework.
Category Codes 57H; 57Y
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 022221169
Origin NTIS
Type CAT