Clearinghouse for reports involving bioassessment, including
fifth year inspections, basin studies, ecosummaries, springs
studies, and TMDL studies.
Stream and River Bioassessment
Development of a Stream Diatom Index - This 2010 report describes DEP's 2008-2009
efforts to develop a multi-metric index of periphyton biological integrity for streams.
Index (SCI) Report - Fore, L. et al. 2007. Development and Testing of Biomonitoring Tools for Macroinvertebrates
in Florida Streams. The statistical basis for SCI and Biorecon calculation SOPs (.pdf, 1.01 MB)
Index (SCI) Report (Old) - Fore, L. 2004. Development and Testing of Biomonitoring Tools for Macroinvertebrates
in Florida Streams. The statistical basis for SCI and Biorecon calculation SOPs (.pdf, 475 kb)
Development of the
Stream Condition Index (SCI) - This 1996 document contains the framework for the Stream Condition Index.
It summarizes the data and methods used to develop the index based on data collected in 1992-1994. (.pdf, 70MB)
Fore 2007 (LVI) - Fore, L. 2007. Assessing the Biological Condition of Florida Lakes: Development of the Lake Vegetation Index (LVI) (640
DEP 2006 (LVI Seasonal Variability Study) - DEP 2006.
2005 Lake Vegetation Index Seasonal Variability Study (560 KB)
Fore 2005 (LVI) - Fore, L. 2005. Assessing the Biological Condition of Florida Lakes: Development of the Lake Vegetation Index (LVI) (406
Fore 2007 (Benthic
Macroinverts) - Fore, L. 2007. Re-analysis of the Lake
Condition Index Using the Human Disturbance Gradient Approach (250 KB)
Tetra Tech 2000 (LCI report) - Tetra Tech, Inc. 2000. Development and Testing of the Biomonitoring Tool for Macroinvertebrates
in Florida Lakes (3.24 MB)
Wetlands Bioassessment Documents
These documents were produced by the University of Florida under contract with FDEP.
Biological Criteria Literature Review (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Florida Wetland Classification (PDF, 915 kB)
Florida Wetland Condition Index: Forested Wetlands (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Florida Wetland Condition Index: Herbaceous Wetlands (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Florida Wetland Condition Index: Strands and Floodplains (PDF, 3.0 MB)
Proposed Wetland Regions for Florida (PDF, 4.4 MB)
Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) Web based training manual for Chapter 62-345, F.A.C. for wetlands permitting.
Landscape Development Intensity
(LDI) Report - Brown, Mark T. and Vivas, M. Benjamin. 2004. Landscape Development Intensity Index (PDF, 359 kb).
DEP District reports related to
Macroinvertebrate Taxonomic Keys
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