Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Metrics
Taxonomic counts in a long data format.
The master taxa list contains taxonomic ranks from Phylum to species and known taxonomic attributes.
Ten metrics were selected by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to create the Ohio River macorinverterbate IBI. The index was developed with macorinvertebrate data collected using an artificial substrate sampling methodology. Therefore, these metrics may not work well with other sampling methodologies, even if the samples were collected from the Ohio River. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 1988. Biological criteria for the protection of aquatic life: Volume II: users manual for biological field assessment of Ohio surface waters. Ohio EPA, Division of Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment, Surface Water Section, Columbus.
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