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Influence of nature preserves on macroinvertebrate assemblages, water quality, and habitat quality along two urban streams (2013-05-24)The increase in urbanization as a threat to aquatic ecosystems, particularly stream ecosystems, is of growing concern due to the reliance of the condition of surrounding watersheds. Mitigation techniques, such as riparian ...
Long-term impacts of water quality and climate variability on Illinois River waterway fish assemblages (2014-05-30)The Illinois River has been heavily altered by a range of human activities. Among these, wetlands have been drained, lock and dams constructed, navigation channels maintained, and industrial effluent and sewage discharged. ...
Sampling adequacy of freshwater mussel surveys and variation of mussel species richness in Illinois wadeable streams (2011-05-25)Freshwater mussels are one of the most imperiled groups of animals in North America. Effective conservation strategies and resource management of freshwater mussels require adequately characterizing local mussel assemblages. ...