Multi-metric index development for biological monitoring in Washington State streams
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Multi-metric index development for biological monitoring in Washington State streams by Chad D. Wiseman

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Published by Washington State Dept. of Ecology in Olympia, WA .
Written in English


  • Benthos -- Monitoring -- Washington (State),
  • Stream ecology -- Washington (State),
  • Water quality bioassay -- Washington (State) -- Methodology,
  • Water quality -- Washington (State) -- Measurement

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Statement[author, Chad D. Wiseman].
SeriesPublication -- no. 03-03-035, Publication (Washington (State). Dept. of Ecology) -- no. 03-03-035.
ContributionsWashington State. Dept. of Ecology.
The Physical Object
Pagination29, [18] p. :
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13633401M

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