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Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (Environmental Management Program)

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Works: 267 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 15,360 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Classifications: HC103.7, 551.4830977
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Most widely held works by Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (Environmental Management Program)
Geospatial application by Lara Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual status report, macroinvertebrate sampling( )

in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual status report : a summary of fish data in six reaches of the Upper Mississippi River System( )

in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geospatial application : a geographic information system interface designed for use in river management by David R McConville( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological status and trends of the Upper Mississippi River system, 1998 : a report of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents, analyzes, and discusses information about the ecological condition of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). The report includes, but is not limited to data and results from the initial years of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), the largest monitoring program in the country. The mission of the LTRMP is to provide decision makers with information they need to maintain the UMRS as a sustainable large river ecosystem given its multiple-use character
Multiyear synthesis of the macroinvertebrate component from 1992 to 2002 for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program by Jennifer S Sauer( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1992, macroinvertebrate sampling was begun in Pools 4, 8, 13, and 26 and the Open River Reach of the Mississippi River and in the La Grange Pool of the Illinois River as part of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program. Long-term monitoring is needed to detect population trends and local changes in aquatic ecosystems. We selected mayflies (Ephemeroptera), fingernail clams (Pisidiidae), and the exotic Corbicula species for monitoring. Midges (Chironomidae) were added to the sampling design in 1993 and zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) were added in 1995. Sampling was based on a stratified random design and conducted at approximately 125 sites per study area. Mean densities of taxa were weighted by strata for extrapolation. The poolwide estimated mean densities of mayflies, fingernail clams, and midges were all within the range of variation observed historically. Over the last 11 years of sampling, the northern study areas supported the highest densities of the target organisms
Multiyear synthesis of the fish component from 1993 to 2002 for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial, temporal, and environmental trends of fish assemblages within six reaches of the Upper Mississippi River System by Valerie A Barko( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigated differences in adult and young-of-the-year (YOY) fishes within each of the six Long Term Resource Monitoring Program study areas, using monitoring data from 1993 to 2001. Our objective was to investigate the relative roles of seasonal, annual, in situ, and physical habitat factors in explaining assemblage structure patterns within the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program study areas. Adult and YOY assemblage structure within each reach was dominated by one to three numerically abundant species. The percent of the total abundance for which these species accounted was 10-88% and varied among age classes and study areas. Physical habitat classes were only weakly associated with differences in fish assemblage patterns within each study area. The amount of variation in fish abundance explained by physical habitats varied among the reaches. Differences among physical habitat classes accounted for 3-23% of the variation in the adult fish assemblage and for 3-20% of the difference in the YOY fish assemblage within each reach of our study area. Factors associated with interannual differences in environmental conditions were strongly correlated to patterns in assemblage structure within each of the six study areas. This was particularly true for YOY assemblages. Such a result would not have been attainable without long-term standardized data. Little is known regarding YOY assemblage patterns and dynamics in large river systems and long-term data sets are vital for continued investigation. The influence of environmental gradients on fish assemblage structure varied among the six study areas and explained 9-31% of the variation in assemblage structure. In the northern four reaches, water velocity was one of the primary factors associated with differences in fish assemblage structure. In the Unimpounded Reach (Upper Mississippi River) and Illinois River study areas, river elevation was one of the primary factors associated with differences in assemblage structure. Depth of gear deployment was influential in explaining differences in assemblage structure patterns in all reaches except the Upper Mississippi River Pool 4 and the Illinois River study areas. In all study areas, the amount of variation in fish abundance patterns explained by sampling period was relatively low. However, assemblage structure differed among sampling periods. In the northern reaches, sampling periods 2 and 3 were the most similar
Spatial structure and temporal variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River system( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variation in community composition (presence/absence data) and structure (relative abundance) of Upper Mississippi River fishes was assessed using data from the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program collected from 1994 to 2002. Community composition of fishes varied more in space than through time. We found substantial variation in community composition across two spatial scales: large-scale differences between upper and lower river reaches and small-scale differences among individual regional trend areas (RTA). Community structure (relative abundance data) of fishes also varied more through space than through time. We found substantial variation in fish community structure at three spatial scales: (1) large-scale differences between upper and lower river reaches, (2) differences among individual RTA, and (3) differences among habitat strata, with backwaters having a distinct community structure relative to the main channel and side channels. When averaged across all RTA, fish community structure in 1994 and 1995 was distinct from all other years, possibly as a result of the 1993 Flood. Fish community structure observations for each RTA and year correlated with the environmental variables measured at each sample site. A canonical approach revealed that the combination of Secchi depth, water temperature, current velocity, and vegetation abundance had the greatest correlation with community structure
Multiyear synthesis of limnological data from 1993 to 2001 for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a broad overview of spatial and temporal variation in the water quality of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) provides a systemic perspective through the collection and analysis of monitoring data from six study reaches representing the upper, lower, and open river reaches of the UMRS: Upper Mississippi River Pools 4, 8, 13, and 26 and Open River [near Cape Girardeau, Missouri]; and Illinois River. La Grange Pool. This report presents data from 1993 to 2001 (or 2002 when available) and focuses on spring and summer conditions. Water quality constituents (e.g., turbidity, suspended solids, chlorophyll, nutrients, and dissolved oxygen) varied among study reaches, aquatic area (e.g., main channel, contiguous backwaters, etc.) and seasons. For example, turbidity and suspended solids varied substantially among pools. Turbidity and suspended solids were much lower in lower Pool 4 than in upper Pool 4 because of the trapping of sediments by Lake Pepin, but increased in each of the study reaches from Pool 4 to Open River. Chlorophyll a and nutrient concentrations often differed between the main channel and contiguous backwater areas (hereafter referred to as backwaters). Summer chlorophyll a concentrations were generally higher in backwaters than in the main channel, and summer nitrate + nitrite (NOx) concentrations were generally lower in backwaters than in the main channel. Seasonal patterns were evident in chlorophyll a, nutrient, and dissolved oxygen concentrations. Main channel soluble reactive phosphorus concentrations peaked in September and exhibited minima in April and May. In contrast, main channel and backwater NOx concentrations exhibited minima in fall when soluble reactive phosphorus concentrations are at their maximum. Seasonal chlorophyll a concentrations in main channels and backwaters show peaks in late summer and fall, with minima in winter and early summer. Seasonal dissolved oxygen patterns differed slightly among the northern (Pools 4, 8, and 13) and southern (Pool 26, Open River, La Grange Pool) study reaches. In the northern study reaches, dissolved oxygen concentrations are generally highest in spring, lowest in summer and winter, and intermediate in fall. In the southern study reaches, dissolved oxygen concentrations are highest in winter, lowest in summer, and intermediate in spring and fall. Spatial patterns within study reaches caused by tributary inputs were shown by the spatial patterns in specific conductivity. Of the six LTRMP study reaches, Pools 4, 8, and 26 showed clear spatial patterns in conductivity related to tributary input in some years whereas Pool 13, Open River, and La Grange Pool did not
Development of a life history database for upper Mississippi River fishes( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summasizes the development of a life history database for Upper Mississippi River System fishes. It provides the rationale for its development within the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program, describes it, outlines standards for its development. and demonstrates how it can be linked to the LTRMP fisheries database and used to address a host of new questions relevant to management and science in the basin
Temporal and spatial trends in the frequency of occurrence, length-frequency distributions, length-weight relationships, and relative abundance of upper Mississippi River fish by Daniel J Kirby( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on fisheries information collected by the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) in 1993-2002. In 10 years of sampling, more than 24,000 fish community samples from six study areas in the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) were collected for the LTRMP. More than three million individual fish composing 136 species were collected. Data gathered from this extensive effort were used to address the following four questions: (1) What fish species are present in the UMRS and how are species distributed within the basin? (2) What is the size structure of commercially and recreationally important species and does size structure vary within the system? (3) How does the physical condition of species vary from year to year and spatially within the system? and (4) In what way does the abundance of species within the system vary temporally and spatially? These topics were chosen because they take advantage of the extensive temporal and spatial characteristics of the LTRMP fisheries database and address important management-oriented questions not easily answered with short-term or local-scale research. Most of the findings in the report are not revolutionary, but rather provide quantified proof or support for existing ideas regarding population ecology within the UMRS. The following is a summary of key findings
Long Term Resource Monitoring Program water quality component review by David M Soballe( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) water quality component was conducted in May-June 2002 and considered seven aspects of the program: (1) objectives of water quality monitoring relative to LTRMP objectives, (2) potential of the current sampling design to meet those objectives, (3) adequacy and suitability of the water quality procedures manual, (4) adequacy and efficiency of procedures for quality assurance and quality control in data collection and laboratory analyses, (5) operations of the analytical laboratory, (6) recent implementation of electronic data acquisition, and (7) communications and data access. The review was conducted by a panel of five external experts who reviewed program documents and then met at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center from 3-7 June 2002. The panel found that the objectives of water quality monitoring program are tightly interconnected and one element cannot be neglected without negatively affecting the others. The panel emphasized the need for increased analysis of existing data. It is only by analyzing the data and submitting the findings to external peer review that the final step in quality assurance is achieved, the adequacy of the design is fully tested, redundancies are revealed, and the actual value of the collected data is clearly shown and documented. The panel also emphasized that distribution of data and communication of findings are critical functions of the LTRMP. The panel found that the documentation of LTRMP water quality monitoring procedures (Soballe and Fischer 2004) is excellent, describing scientifically sound methods in appropriate detail to interpret the data collected under the program, to ensure standardization among sampling teams, and to duplicate the sampling program in other locations with other personnel
Comparison of catch between 3 x 6 and 2 x 4 fyke nets on Upper Mississippi River backwater lakes by Scott A Gritters( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fisheries component of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program was initiated in 1989 to acquire a baseline database of fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System. Proper gear selection is essential for providing valuable fisheries data to area managers. Types of gear used for assessments by fisheries managers are subject to individual preferences. However, lack of standardization of gear types among managers may cause confusion when comparing data sets
Analysis of fish age structure and growth in the Illinois River by Michael A Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otoliths and other calcified structures have been used to age and determine growth rates of fish from a variety of habitats. Sagittal otoliths were removed from fishes representing five species from La Grange Pool of the Illinois River for age determination. Species collected included largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoldes), black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus), bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), white bass (Morone chrysops), and freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens). Common univariate techniques were used to analyze the significance of spatial and temporal variation in growth and back-calculated mean length-at-age for all five species
Recommendations for estimating suspended solids in the upper Mississippi River System using remote sensing by Sean Charles Ahearn( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the pulse of a river system : research on the Upper Mississippi River System( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidelines for the collection of spatial data for the Upper Mississippi River by Mark S Laustrup( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical impacts of navigation, Ohio River field data collection by William C Bogner( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Environmental Management Program (U.S.). Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

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