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Journal of Ecosystems
Volume 2014, Article ID 893795, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/893795
Research Article

Associated Use Attainment Response between Multiple Aquatic Assemblage Indicators for Evaluating Catchment, Habitat, Water Quality, and Contaminants

1Department of Biology, Indiana State University, 600 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
2Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1100 North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, IN 464304, USA

Received 30 May 2014; Revised 17 August 2014; Accepted 6 September 2014; Published 15 October 2014

Academic Editor: Wen-Cheng Liu

Copyright © 2014 Thomas P. Simon and Charles C. Morris. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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