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Title:Fish Indicators of Ecosystem Health: Upper Mississippi River System
Author(s):Anderson, Alison M.; Casper, Andrew F.; McCain, Kathryn N.S.
Subject(s):Ecosystem Indicators
Aquatic Health
Upper Mississippi River
Long Term Resource Monitoring
Fish Community
Geographic Coverage:Upper Mississippi River
Illinois
Abstract:Following the UMRRAnalysis Team’s recommendations, our reportdescribesthe development of backwater assemblage and migratory fish indicators and their responsessince the beginning of the UMRR LTRMdata collection. The data used for these indicators are summarized aspool-wide totalsfrom the UMRR LTRMelement. In addition, we also present a practical solution to the problem of determining reference condition in the absence of true reference sites in navigable rivers by using an internal quantitative baseline condition determined by a long-term UMRR Fish Indicators data trend at the reach-scale.Lastly, we outline our recommendation for the development of indicator that evaluates the young-of-the-year fish assemblage.
Issue Date:2017-04-11
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2017 (16)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95874
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-04-13


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