Project Overview

Chemical, physical, and biological assessments were conducted for 28 seasonal pools and 74 northern white cedar swamps within a range of minimally disturbed (reference) and disturbed conditions. Characterization assessments included measures of aquatic macroinvertebrates, amphibians, algae, vascular plants and bryophytes, soils, birds, and landscape condition.


The overall goal of this project has been to combine the expertise of the VT NNHP with its background in natural community classification tand he VTDEC with its background in biocriteria development as promoted by USEPA water programs to: 1) gather and assess chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of seasonal pools and northern white cedar swamps; 2) evaluate assessment methods; and 3) evaluate the feasibility of utilizing these data to develop an ecologically-based classification of reference condition seasonal pools and determine the effects of disturbance on the ecological integrity of seasonal pools and northern white cedar swamps.

Dataset Availability

By request: 3 datasets

Downloadable: 1 dataset

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Status - Completed

Start date: 1999-01-01

End date: 2000-12-31

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