Bioassessment of Aquatic Ecosystems

Richard Norris, Michael Barbour

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    Abstract

    Biota represent the health of aquatic ecosystems, both good and bad, and can show the effects of most human activities on water bodies. Bioassessment of inland waters has gained momentum as managers, the public, and legislators have come to understand the importance of maintaining healthy aquatic biota for sustainable water use. The potential value of biota as indicators of the condition of water bodies has been known since the late 1800s but it is only since the 1980s that real momentum in bioassessment has been seen. Fish, attached algae, floating algae, floating and rooted plants, and invertebrates are all ommonly used for bioassessment with emphasis on some different roups in lakes, wetlands, and rivers. Bioassessment is now firmly established from local to national and multinational scales.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Inland Waters
    EditorsG.E Likens
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Pages21-28
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780123706263
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Norris, R., & Barbour, M. (2009). Bioassessment of Aquatic Ecosystems. In G. E. Likens (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (pp. 21-28). United States: Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00224-6
    Norris, Richard ; Barbour, Michael. / Bioassessment of Aquatic Ecosystems. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. editor / G.E Likens. United States : Elsevier Inc., 2009. pp. 21-28
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    Norris R, Barbour M. Bioassessment of Aquatic Ecosystems. In Likens GE, editor, Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. United States: Elsevier Inc. 2009. p. 21-28 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00224-6