ABSTRACT: The concepts of inertia and elasticity were applied to existing fish data from Conowingo Creek. It was determined that these two concepts could form the foundation for a stream classification system based on the structure and function of fish communities. Inertia appears to be more useful for predicting the effects of potential stress than elasticity (a stress must first occur before elasticity can be fully evaluated). The relationship between structural and functional redundancy and their influences on the inertia index is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Water Resources Association|
|State||Published - 1980|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Water Science and Technology
- Earth-Surface Processes