Restoring Life in Running Waters: Better Biological Monitoring [NOOK Book]

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Despite nearly three decades of efforts intended to protect the nation's waters, and some success against certain forms of chemical and organic contamination, many of our nation's waterways continue to be seriously degraded. The call of the 1972 Clean Water Act -- "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters" -- remains unanswered.Restoring Life in Running Waters discusses freshwater ecosystems in the United States and the need for using biology to understand ...
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Overview

Despite nearly three decades of efforts intended to protect the nation's waters, and some success against certain forms of chemical and organic contamination, many of our nation's waterways continue to be seriously degraded. The call of the 1972 Clean Water Act -- "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters" -- remains unanswered.Restoring Life in Running Waters discusses freshwater ecosystems in the United States and the need for using biology to understand their present condition. The book makes a case for using indexes that integrate measurements of many biological attributes to assess and communicate environmental health. In a unique and innovative format, the authors present 37 premises and 7 myths that explore the theory and practice of biological monitoring and the use of multimetric indexes.The book explains: why biological monitoring and assessment are needed the historical evolution of biological monitoring how and why living systems give the best signals for diagnosing environmental degradation what multimetric indexes do and why they are effective how multimetric indexes can be used and common pitfalls to avoid in using them why many criticisms of biological indexes are not valid how the principles of biological monitoring and multimetric indexes can be expanded beyond aquatic systems to other environments how information from indexes can be integrated into the regulatory and policy frameworkRestoring Life in Running Waters provides practical and effective tools for managers and scientists seeking to understand the impact of human activities on natural systems and to determine proper action to remedy problems. It is an essential handbook for conservation biologists; agency personnel at all levels, including technical staff, policymakers, and program managers; and for anyone working to protect and restore the health of the nation's waters.
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Editorial Reviews

Stormwater Magazine - Dan Smith

Referenced in Dan Smith's article, "Post-Restoration Water-Quality Monitoring."
Stormwater Magazine

"Post-Restoration Water-Quality Monitoring."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597262774
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


James R. Karr is professor of fisheries and zoology and adjunct professor of civil engineering, environmental health, and public affairs at the University of Washington.

Ellen W. Chu is a biologist and editor with Northwest Environment Watch based in Seattle, Washington.


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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Acknowledgments
Life in Running Waters 1
Sect. I Aquatic Resources Are Still Declining 4
Sect. II Changing Waters and Changing Views Led to Biological Monitoring 22
Sect. III Multimetric Indexes Convey Biological Information 39
Sect. IV For a Robust Multimetric Index, Avoid Common Pitfalls 116
Sect. V Many Criticisms of Multimetric Indexes Are Myths 153
Sect. VI The Future Is Now 167
References 175
Index 197
About the Authors 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    To all from Silverarrow ;p

    This is main camp all new wolves put bios in res two i would like you to say what job you would like in your bio. Here are the jobs:
    Leader Silverarrow
    Second in command
    Third in comand
    Twelve+ elite hunters
    Punishment giver
    Any number of pups
    About 5 at a time apprenticed 4 month old (about 1-4 days) pups
    Rules:
    Cant control others wolf/wolves
    You can have special powers
    No killing others in the pack
    What the leader says is rules
    You get 5 chances to follow these rules till being banned for 5 real days
    Powers are posted in bios or on res 4
    Quiestions are asked on res 5
    Main camp is moved to res 6

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