Nearshore fish community assessment on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River: A trap net-based index of biotic integrity

@inproceedings{Hoyle2016NearshoreFC,
  title={Nearshore fish community assessment on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River: A trap net-based index of biotic integrity},
  author={James A. Hoyle and Michael J. Yuille},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract An index of biotic integrity (IBI) based on an Ontario provincial standard nearshore community index netting (NSCIN) protocol was developed to assess nearshore fish communities and ecosystem health in the Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River ecoregion. The IBI was based on 11 individual metrics representing aspects of fish assemblage integrity: taxonomic richness, habitat guilds, trophic guilds, and overall abundance and biomass. Thirteen geographic areas were sampled and grouped into three… CONTINUE READING