Aquatic invertebrates react strongly and predictably to human disturbance making them an effective tool to monitor stream water quality.
Park managers need to track concentrations of potentially toxic elemental contaminants for both human health and ecological reasons.
Assessment of entire fish communities provides information on ecosystem integrity and function.
The irregular limestone topography surrounding Ozark National Scenic Riverways is conducive to the formation of springs—there are over 300.
Last updated: December 6, 2017