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dc.contributor.authorLydy, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStrong, A. J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSimon, T. P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-24T17:49:59Z
dc.date.available2012-01-24T17:49:59Z
dc.date.issued2000-11en_US
dc.identifier11031314en_US
dc.identifier0357245en_US
dc.identifier.citationArchives of environmental contamination and toxicology. 2000 Nov; 39(4): 523-30.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0090-4341en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002440010136
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4210
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractAn index of biotic integrity (IBI) was developed for the Little Arkansas River Basin (LARB) in south-central Kansas by establishing a reference condition for the watershed. Twelve metrics, in six categories, were chosen for use in the IBI. Fish assemblages from 30 sites were selected to represent the highest quality sites (reference sites) remaining in the LARB. In addition, 20 historical sites were used to show changes in the watershed over the last century. The modified IBI was then tested at 10 sites within the basin to assess the affects of urban and agricultural disturbances on fish community structure in the Wichita area. IBI scores were statistically lower for the urban versus the agricultural sites. Overall, IBI scores rated from poor to fair, supporting the contention that the fish communities within the LARB are impaired.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New Yorken_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArchives of environmental contamination and toxicologyen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subjectComparative Studyen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten_US
dc.subject.meshAbnormalities, Drug-Induceden_US
dc.subject.meshAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshEcosystemen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoring/methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshExtremities/pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFish Diseases/chemically induceden_US
dc.subject.meshFishes/anatomy & histologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFresh Water/analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshKansasen_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms/chemically induceden_US
dc.subject.meshReference Valuesen_US
dc.subject.meshUrban Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Pollutants, Chemical/analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshFish Diseases/pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFishes/growth & developmenten_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms/pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Pollutants, Chemical/toxicityen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of an index of biotic integrity for the Little Arkansas River Basin, Kansasen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US


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