Aquatic ecosystems as indicators of status and trends in water quality

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Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction and overview of the use of aquatic ecosystems as indicators of water quality. The monitoring of biological communities (fish, algae, and invertebrates) as a means of assessing water quality conditions is emphasized along with ecotoxicological studies and measures of ecosystem function. Issues related to the design, implementation, and analysis of monitoring programs are reviewed and discussed with the objective of continually improving water quality conditions through adaptive management.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Aquatic ecosystems as indicators of status and trends in water quality
Chapter 1.9
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-382182-9.00008-6
Volume 1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) New Jersey Water Science Center, Oregon Water Science Center, South Atlantic Water Science Center
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification
First page 122
Last page 156