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Ecological monitoring for assessing the state of the nearshore and open waters of the Great Lakes

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

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Abstract

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement stipulates that the Governments of Canada and the United States are responsible for restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. Due to varying mandates and areas of expertise, monitoring to assess progress towards this objective is conducted by a multitude of Canadian and U.S. federal and provincial/state agencies, in cooperation with academia and regional authorities. This paper highlights selected long-term monitoring programs and discusses a number of documented ecological changes that indicate the present state of the open and nearshore waters of the Great Lakes.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ecological monitoring for assessing the state of the nearshore and open waters of the Great Lakes
Series title:
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume
88
Issue:
1-3
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 103-117
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
First page:
103
Last page:
117
Number of Pages:
14