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The importance of space in understanding the risk of multiple stressors on the biological integrity of receiving waters

Authors
Journal
Journal of Hazardous Materials
0304-3894
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
61
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0304-3894(98)00105-8
Keywords
  • Space
  • Multiple Stressors
  • Biological Integrity
  • Habitat
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract The relationship of water chemistry and habitat stressors with selected biological metrics and indices was determined in a watershed using two different river segmentation scales. Results show that the scale used for data aggregation affects the correlation between stressors and the biology. This study showed that habitat appears to be a more important factor than chemistry when large stream segments are used to aggregate data.

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