April 2001 Biocriteria Workshop on Stream Reference Conditions and Landscape-scale Bioassessment
- Date Held: 3-4 April 2001
- Location: Apollo Auditorium, Nichols hall, West Campus, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
- Attendance:The conference was attended by 54 people from 9 different states.
The objective of this meeting was to bring together water quality experts from various agencies in EPA Region 7 and surrounding areas for these purposes:
- To review Region 7 biocriteria workgroup progress on Reference Conditions
- To learn about Reference Conditions methods and projects from outside Region 7
- To share information about different approaches in the application of GIS, remote sensing, and computer modeling to Reference Conditions research
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|Timothy Haithcoat||U Missouri
Geog. Rsrc. Center
|Compiling Watershed Scale Measures for Characterizing Physical Contextual Information for Use in Reference Stream Selection and Coarse Filtering|
|Charlie Howell||US EPA Region 6, Texas||700K (ppt)||Correspondence Between Aquatic Ecoregions and the Distribution of Fish Assemblages of Eastern Oklahoma
Supplementary files for Howell's talk
|Donald Huggins||CPCB||12 MB||Reference Site Selection Criteria, USEPA Region 7 Biocriteria Workgroup|
|Kevin Kane||Iowa State Univ
GIS Support & Rsrch Facility
|14 MB||Iowa Rivers Information System - Inventory, Modeling, and Evaluation of Basin, In-Stream Habitat, and Fishery Resources Relationships|
|Philip Kaufmann||USEPA Office of Rsrch & Dev.
|3 MB||Multi-Scale and Multi-Dimensional Controls on Stream Biota and Physical Habitat|
|Ed Martinko||KS Applied Remote Sensing Prog, KU
|19 MB||EPA Region VII R-EMAP Project: Landscape Analysis and Characterization to Support Regional Analysis (LACRA)|
|Anne Rogers||Texas Natural Resource Cnsrvtn. Commission||33 MB||The Habitat Quality Index and its Use in Bioassessment in Texas|
|Scott Sowa||MO Resource Assmt Partnership
|14 MB||Using an Aquatic Ecological Classification System to Stratify Riverine Ecosystems into Distinct Units to Improve Biomonitoring|
|John Vande Castle||Long-Term Ecol Rsrch Program
|12 MB||Use of Historical Reconnaissance Data in Long-Term Ecological Research: The Global Fiducial Library|
|Lizhu Wang||WI Department of Natural Resources
|700 k||Habitat Measurement and its Use in Bioassessment in Wisconsin|
|Ed Wiley||KU Nat. History Mus. & Biodiversity Research Center
|5 MB||Predictive Biogeography: Putting Natural History Collections to Work in the 21st Century|
|Chris Yoder||Ohio EPA
|13 MB||Establishing Reference Condition for the Development of Numerical Biological Criteria in Ohio|
|Supplemental presentations (not given at the workshop):|
|5 MB||Using Biological Criteria to Assess Impacts to Receiving Waters in Urban and Suburban Ohio Watersheds|
Other Workshop Resources
As evidenced by the talks presented at this meeting, the range of new tools and methods available for bioassessment is growing, our understanding of traditional habitat metrics continues to improve, and integration of landscape data with field data is becoming a reality.
Participants at this workshop discussed the possibility of opening up at least one future workshop to a broader audience, in order to offer stakeholders a perspective on the science of bioassessment.
Conference participants (or stakeholders) with suggestions or comments should contact Debbie Baker, email@example.com, (785)864-1551. Agency and academic researchers are also reminded to please send copies of their habitat assessment methods handbooks, sample data sheets, and related research articles to CPCB for inclusion in the Methods Database.