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Title: Point intercept and surface observation GPS (SOG) : a comparison of survey methods -- Lake Gaston, NC/VA
Authors: Dodd, Lynde L.
Dick, Gary Owen, 1956-
Smart, R. Michael
Owens, Chetta S.
Keywords: Aquatic plants--Control--North Carolina
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.ERDC/TN ; APCRP-EA-19
Abstract: Plant biomass data are critical to many aquatic plant assessment efforts, particularly those involving adaptive management of aquatic plant problems, integrated plant management approaches, or ecosystem restoration. Unfortunately, current methods for aquatic plant biomass sam-pling have depended upon expensive, labor-intensive SCUBA techniques or utilization of large, heavy dredging equipment. While these methods are accepted by the scientific community and resource managers, their high costs preclude their use on many projects. As a result, quantitative data are often lacking or inadequate. Research is currently being conducted to explore and develop new sampling methods that could be employed to provide scientifically acceptable plant community assessment data in a cost-effective manner. One area where this research is being conducted is Lake Gaston, NC/VA.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN APCRP-EA-19
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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