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dc.contributor.authorMuenz, Tara K.
dc.contributor.authorGolladay, Stephen W.
dc.contributor.authorVellidis, George
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T10:25:05Z
dc.date.available2013-06-18T10:25:05Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47792
dc.description.abstractAs major threats to Georgia’s waterways continue, volunteer-based monitoring groups such as Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (GA AAS) have become a vital source of information on aquatic ecological condition. Biological monitoring is an important component of the program, with macroinvertebrates serving as the primary tool for assessing water quality. We evaluated the validity and applicability of the GA AAS macroinvertebrate index on three impacted and two reference streams within an agricultural landscape in the Coastal Plain region of southwest Georgia. We compared these findings to a concurrent study that examined the condition of streams impacted by grazing livestock, through water quality, physical and vegetative parameters as well as macroinvertebrate metrics. The GA AAS index for macroinvertebrates proved to be effective in separating sites with different impacts, showing similar results as most invertebrate indices, and appears to be a valid tool to assess the ecological condition of Coastal Plain streams.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Poster and exhibit sessionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectBiological monitoringen_US
dc.subjectMacroinvertebratesen_US
dc.titleUsing Adopt-A-Stream in the coastal plain: a look at the macroinvertebrate indexen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameJoseph W. Jones Ecological Research Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgiaen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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