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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Anna M.
dc.contributor.authorReisinger, Alexander J.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Valerie J.
dc.contributor.authorSiborowski, Jan J. H.
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Katherine E.
dc.contributor.authorRuetz, Carl R.
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.authorUzarski, Donald G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T17:41:18Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T17:41:18Z
dc.date.issued8/5/2019
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01198-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2346
dc.descriptionhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01198-z Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01198-z) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. Publisher’s Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
dc.description.abstractCoastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes are vital habitats for biota of ecological and economic importance. These habitats are susceptible to water quality impairments driven by runoff from the landscape due to their location along the shoreline. Monitoring of the overall status of biotic and abiotic conditions of coastal wetlands within the Great Lakes has been ongoing for over a decade. Here, we utilize measurements of aquatic physicochemical and land cover variables from 877 vegetation zones in 511 coastal wetland sites spanning the US and Canadian shorelines of the entire Great Lakes basin. Our objective is to develop water quality indices based on physicochemical measures (Chem-Rank), land use/land cover (LULC-Rank), and their combined effects (Sum-Rank and Simplified Sum-Rank), for both vegetation zones and wetland sites.We found that water quality differed among wetland vegetation types and among Great Lakes regions, corroborating previous findings that human land use alters coastal wetland water quality. Future monitoring can use these straightforward, easy-to-calculate indices to assess the abiotic condition of aquatic habitats. Our data support the need for management efforts focused on reducing nutrient and pollution loads that stem from human activities, particularly in the developed southern portions of the Great Lakes basin.
dc.subjectWater Quality Index
dc.subjectCoastal Wetland
dc.subjectGreat Lakes
dc.subjectAnthropogenic
dc.subjectDisturbance
dc.subjectLand Use
dc.titleA Basin-Wide Survey of Coastal Wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes: Development and Comparison of Water Quality Indices
dc.typearticle
dc.source.journaltitleWetlands
dc.source.volumen/a
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T17:41:18Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnvironmental Science and Ecology Faculty Publications
dc.contributor.organizationCentral Michigan University
dc.contributor.organizationGrand Valley State University
dc.contributor.organizationNorthland College
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Florida, Gainselville
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Notre Dame
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Windson, Canada
dc.languate.isoen_US


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