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Bioassessment Reports

 

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Clearinghouse for reports involving bioassessment, including fifth year inspections, basin studies, ecosummaries, springs studies, and TMDL studies.

Ecosummary Reports

Development of Aquatic Life Use Support Attainment Thresholds for Florida’s SCI and LVI – DEP

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.

Stream Condition 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)

Stream Condition 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)

Lake Bioassessment

Fore 2007 (LVI) - Fore, L. 2007. Assessing the Biological Condition of Florida Lakes: Development of the Lake Vegetation Index (LVI) (640 KB)

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 KB)

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.

Other Documents

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 Bioassessment

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomic Keys


For more information please email Nia Wellendorf, or call 850/245-8190.

Last updated: June 30, 2015

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