Relative performance of three stream bed stability indices as indicators of stream health.

@article{Kusnierz2017RelativePO,
  title={Relative performance of three stream bed stability indices as indicators of stream health.},
  author={Paul C Kusnierz and Christopher M Holbrook},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2017},
  volume={189 11},
  pages={563}
}
Bed stability is an important stream habitat attribute because it affects geomorphology and biotic communities. Natural resource managers desire indices of bed stability that can be used under a wide range of geomorphic conditions, are biologically meaningful, and are easily incorporated into sampling protocols. To eliminate potential bias due to presence of instream wood and increase precision of stability values, we modified a stream bed instability index (ISI) to include measurements of… CONTINUE READING