Contribution of fish community metrics to the index of biotic integrity in two Ozark rivers

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Abstract

Flow regime, energy source, water quality, and habitat structure within stream systems play major roles in controlling the structure of resident fish communities (Gorman and Karr, 1978; Karr and Dudley, 1981; Schlosser, 1982). Based on the hypothesis that there are predictable relationships between stream variables and fish community structure, overall stream condition has been assessed using indices such as the Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) (Karr, 1981; Karr et al., 1986). The IBI integrates a wide range of information pertaining to fish community structure that reflects the prevailing chemical, physical, and biological condition of the stream. Assessments made using the IBI have been correlated to actual stream conditions and appear to be sensitive to a wide range of environmental degradation (Fausch et al., 1990).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Contribution of fish community metrics to the index of biotic integrity in two Ozark rivers
Series title Ecological Indicators
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4615-4659-7_19
Volume 1
Issue IV
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Elsevier Science
Publisher location New York, NY
Description 21 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Ecological Indicators
First page 283
Last page 303
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