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IMPACTS ON QUALITY OF INLAND WETLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES: A SURVEY OF INDICATORS, TECHNIQUES, AND APPLICATIONS OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL BIOMONITORING DATA
Adamus, P. AND K. Brandt. IMPACTS ON QUALITY OF INLAND WETLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES: A SURVEY OF INDICATORS, TECHNIQUES, AND APPLICATIONS OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL BIOMONITORING DATA. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/3-90/073 (NTIS PB91113837).
This report focuses on inland wetlands of the conterminous United States. xcept for those bordering the Great Lakes, these are not subject to significant tidal fluctuations. hey are generally fresh water wetlands, except for saline wetlands in some mid-continent and western regions. ther tidal, tundra, and tropical wetlands were not included because their consideration would have involved a greatly expanded scope of work. rotocols for biological sampling of tidal wetlands have been presented by Simenstad et al. nd others. or purposes of this report, "wetlands" are considered to be vegetated areas transitional between uplands and open water. rincipal goal of this report is to encourage each state to track their progress in protecting wetland ecological condition. t emphasizes the biological functions of wetlands - habitat for fish, wildlife, and related organisms and the processes that support biological functions.