Assessing the response of aquatic organisms to short-term exposures to urban runoff

E. E. Herricks, R. Brent, I. Milne, I. Johnson

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Abstract

To establish a foundation for interpretation of laboratory-based toxicity testing with field-based studies, the laboratory-based testing is compared with in situ testing using caged organisms, or field bioassessments. Test application results indicate different degrees of concordance between tests in measured degree of toxicity; some tests give consistently similar results whereas others show more complex and variable patterns. Toxicity testing in single events may not be predictive of long-term effects in receiving waters, but multiple event analysis provides information on sources and variability of toxicity that is useful in watershed management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages112-131
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 Engineering Foundation Conference - Snowbird, UT, USA
Duration: Aug 4 1996Aug 9 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 Engineering Foundation Conference
CitySnowbird, UT, USA
Period8/4/968/9/96

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Herricks, E. E., Brent, R., Milne, I., & Johnson, I. (1997). Assessing the response of aquatic organisms to short-term exposures to urban runoff. 112-131. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 Engineering Foundation Conference, Snowbird, UT, USA, .