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Lake water quality and trophic state are evaluated using various parameters which may have different interpretations. Therefore, it is useful to adopt a proxy index that shows normalized values of parameters having different units and distribution characteristics. In this study, a model for integrated water quality index was developed for lakes and(More)
Aquatic ecosystems are threatened by increasing variability in the hydrologic responses. In particular, the health of river ecosystems in steeply sloping watersheds is aggravated due to soil erosion and stream depletion during dry periods. This study suggested and assessed a method to improve the adaptation ability of a river system in a steep watershed.(More)
The objectives of this study were to establish a method of classifying plants as indicator species of eutrophication, as a key metric for assessing lake ecosystem health, and to select sensitive and tolerant plant species among aquatic macrophytes and hygrophytes. Thus, 38 natural and artificial lakes throughout Korea were investigated. The distribution and(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the trophic state of agricultural reservoirs within the four major watersheds and evaluate ecosystem health using a multi-metric fish modeling approach of the lentic ecosystem health assessment (LEHA) in South Korea. Fish survey for the LEHA model was sampled twice from 12 reservoirs (oligotrophic to(More)
The prediction of water temperature is crucial for aquatic ecosystem studies and management. In this paper, we raise challenging issues in supporting real time water temperature prediction and present a system called WT-Agabus to address those issues. The WT-Agabus system is designed to be a cyberinfrastructure and to support various prediction models in a(More)
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