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Last Updated: 25-10-2019 14:55
Chiu, G., Guttorp, P. Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland. Environmetrics. University of Washington, Department of Statistics. Volume 17, Number 3. Pages 285-307
Streams, Water quality, Benthic, Tools
This paper presents the stream health index for the Puget Sound Lowland (SHIPSL), which is a metric for evaluating benthic stream health. The tool uses benthic taxonomy data and a statistically standardized scoring system. The paper also compares the SHIPSL tool to the benthic index of biotic integrity (B-IBI) using bootstrap simulations. The results indicate that SHIPSL minimizes variability and bias when compared to B-IBI.