A Brief History of Volunteer Biological Water Monitoring Using Macroinvertebrates

@article{Firehock1995ABH,
  title={A Brief History of Volunteer Biological Water Monitoring Using Macroinvertebrates},
  author={Karen E. Firehock and Jay West},
  journal={Journal of the North American Benthological Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={197 - 202}
}
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