Wetland Bioassessment Fact Sheet 1: Assessing Biological Integrity of Surface Waters
|EPA Number: ||843F98001a|
|Date of Publication:||July, 1998|
|Audience||teachers, concerned citizens, industry|
Biological integrity is the ability of an aquatic ecosystem to support and maintain a balanced, adaptive community of organisms having a species composition, diversity, and functional organization comparable to that of natural habitats within a region.