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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT - GREAT RIVER ECOSYSTEMS PROGRAM (EMAP-GRE) GREAT RIVER ECOSYSTEMS FIELD OPERATIONS MANUAL
ANGRADI, T. R., B. SCHWEIGER, B. H. HILL, D. W. BOLGRIEN, J. M. LAZORCHAK, E. B. EMERY, T. M. JICHA, J. A. THOMAS, D. J. KLENN, S. A. PETERSON, D. WALTERS, B. R. JOHNSON, AND M. BAGLEY. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT - GREAT RIVER ECOSYSTEMS PROGRAM (EMAP-GRE) GREAT RIVER ECOSYSTEMS FIELD OPERATIONS MANUAL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/620/R-06/002, 2006.
The purpose of this manual is to document field procedures and provide detailed instructions on how to perform field sampling for the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program for Great River Ecosystems (EMAP-GRE).
This manual describes procedures for collecting samples and field measurements for biotic assemblages and abiotic characteristics of the Great Rivers of the Central Basin of the United States: the Missouri, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio Rivers. In addition to the technical and logistic aspects of field operations, this manual emphasizes health and safety considerations, data quality assurance (QA), and information management (IM). Not included in this manual are laboratory protocols, sample-design details, or protocols for data analysis or interpretation.