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Brown, L.R., Gray, R., Hughes, R, and Meador, M.R., editors, 2005, The effects of urbanization on aquatic ecosystems: American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland, p. 1-423.

Carlisle, D.M., Hawkins, C.P., Meador, M.R., Potapova, M., and Falcone, J., 2008, Biological assessments of Appalachian streams based on predictive models for fish, macroinvertebrate, and diatom assemblages: Journal of the North American Benthological Society, v. 27, p. 1637. doi: 10.1899/06-081.1

Carlisle, D.M. and Meador, M.R., 2007, A biological assessment of streams in the eastern United States using a predictive model for macroinvertebrate assemblages: Journal of the American Water Resources Association v. 43, p. 1194-1207. [email Daren Carlisle (dcarlisle@usgs.gov) for a PDF reprint]

Carlisle, D.M., Meador, M.R., Moulton, S.R., II, Ruhl, P.M., 2007, Estimation and application of indicator values for common macroinvertebrate genera and families of the United States: Ecological Indicators, v. 7, p. 22-33. [Abstract (HTML); download Appendices (Excel; 88 KB)]

Charles, D.F., Knowles, Candia, and Davis, R.S. (eds.), 2002, Protocols for the analysis of algal samples collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Academy of Natural Sciences Report No. 02-06, 124 p.

Coles, J.F., Cuffney, T.F., McMahon, G., and Beaulieu, K, 2004, The effects of urbanization on the biological, physical, and chemical characteristics of Coastal New England streams: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1695,47 p. [view the report ]

Cuffney, T.F., Zappia, H., Giddings, E.M.P., and Coles, J.F., 2005, Effects of urbanization on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in contrasting environmental settings: Boston, Massachusetts; Birmingham, Alabama; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Pages 361–407 in L.R. Brown, R.M. Hughes, R. Gray, and M.R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland. [download PDF file; 412 KB]

Falcone, J.A., and Gomez, R. 2005. Mapping Impervious Surface Type and Sub-Pixel Abundance Using Hyperion Hyperspectral Imagery. Geocarto International, v. 20, p. 3–10.

Fitzpatrick, F.A., Waite, I.R., D’Arconte, P.J., Meador, M.R., Maupin, M.A., and Gurtz, M.E., 1998, Revised methods for characterizing stream habitat in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4052, 67 p.

Goldstein, R.M., Carlisle, D.M., Meador, M.R., and Short, T.M. 2006. Can basin land use effects on physical characteristics of streams be determined at broad geographic scales? Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Goldstein, R.M., and M.R. Meador. 2004. Comparisons of Fish Species Traits from Small Streams to Large Rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 133, p. 971-983. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 69 KB || download Appendix (Excel)]

Goldstein, R.M., and Meador, M.R., 2005, Multi-level assessment of fish species traits to evaluate habitat degradation in streams of the upper Midwest: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 25, p. 180-194. [download PDF file; 84 KB]

Goldstein, R.M., Meador, M.R., and Ruhl, K.E., 2007, Relative influence of streamflows in assessing temporal variability in stream habitat. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 43, p. 642-650.

Huh, S., Dickey, D.A., Meador, M.R., and Ruhl, K.E., 2005, Temporal analysis of the frequency and duration of low and high streamflow: years of record needed to characterize streamflow variability: Journal of Hydrology, v. 310, p. 78-94. [download PDF file; 248 KB]

McMahon, G., 2007, Consequences of land-cover misclassification in models of impervious surface: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, v. 73(12), p. 1343-1353. [Abstract (HTML)] [email Jerry McMahon (gmcmahon@usgs.gov) for a PDF reprint]

*McMahon, G., Bales, J.D., Coles, J.F., Giddings, E.M.P., and Zappia, H., 2003, Use of stage data to characterize hydrologic conditions in an urbanizing environment: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 39, p. 1529-1546. [Abstract (HTML) II download PDF file; 228 KB]

McMahon, Gerard and Cuffney, T.F., 2000, Quantifying urban intensity in drainage basins for assessing stream ecological conditions: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 36, p. 1247–1261. [download PDF file; 2,081 KB]

McMahon, G., Gregonis, S., Waltman, S., Omernik, J.M., Thorson, T., Freeouf, J., Rorick, A., and Keyes, J., 2001, Developing a spatial framework of common ecological regions for the conterminous United States: Environmental Management v. 28, p. 293-316. [Abstract (HTML)]

McMahon, G., Wiken, E.B., and Gautier, D.A., 2004, Toward a scientifically rigorous basis for developing mapped ecological regions: Environmental Management, v. 34 (Supplement 1), p. S111-124. [Abstract (HTML)]

Meador, M.R., 2005, Single-pass versus two-pass boat electrofishing for characterizing river fish assemblages--Species richness estimates and sampling distance: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 134, p. 59-67. [download PDF file; 59 KB]

Meador, M.R., Brown, L.R., and Short, T.M. 2003. Relations between introduced fish and environmental conditions at large geographic scales. Ecological Indicators, v. 3, p. 81-92. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 119 KB]

Meador, M.R., and Carlisle, D.M., 2007, Quantifying tolerance indicator values for common stream fish species of the United States. Ecological Indicators, v. 7 p. 329-338. [Abstract (HTML); download Appendices (Excel; 50 KB)]

Meador, M.R., Coles, J.F., and Zappia, H., 2005, Comparison of fish assemblage responses to gradients of urban intensity in contrasting metropolitan areas: Birmingham, Alabama, and Boston, Massachusetts. Pages 409-423 in L.R. Brown, R.M. Hughes, R. Gray, and M.R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland. [download PDF file; 172 KB]

Meador, M.R. and Goldstein, R.M., 2003, Assessing water quality at large geographic scales: Relations among land use, water physicochemistry, riparian condition, and fish community structure: Environmental Management v. 31, p. 504-517. [Abstract]

Meador, M.R. and McIntyre, J.P., 2003, Effects of electrofishing gear type on spatial and temporal variability in fish community sampling: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society v. 132, p. 709-716. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 54 KB]

Meador, M.R., McIntyre, J.P., and Pollock, K.H., 2003, Assessing the efficacy of single-pass backpack electrofishing to characterize fish community structure: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 132, p. 39–46. [download PDF file; 66KB]

Meador, M.R., Whittier, T.R., Goldstein, R.M., Hughes, R.M., and Peck, D.V., 2008, Evaluation of an index of biotic integrity approach used to assess biological condition in western US streams and rivers and varying spatial scales: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 137, p. 13–22. doi: 10.1577/T07-054.1

Moulton, S.R., II, Carter, J.L., Grotheer, S.A., Cuffney, T.F., and Short, T.M., 2000, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory-- Processing, taxonomy, and quality control of benthic macroinvertebrate samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-212, 49 p.

Moulton, S.R., II, Kennen, J.G., Goldstein, R.M., and Hambrook, J.A., 2002, Revised protocols for sampling algal, invertebrate, and fish communities as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-150. 75 p.

Nakagaki, N., Price, C.P., Falcone, J.A., Hitt, K.J., and Ruddy, B.C., 2007, Enhanced National Land Cover Data 1992 (NLCDe 92), edition 1.0, [digital map]: U.S. Geological Survey Web site, accessed December 1, 2007, at http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?nlcde92.

*Potapova, M.G., and Charles, D.F., 2002, Benthic diatoms in USA rivers: distributions along spatial and environmental gradients: Journal of Biogeography, v. 29, p. 167–187. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 754 KB]

Potapova, M.G. and Charles, D.F., 2003, Distribution of benthic diatoms in U.S. rivers in relation to conductivity and ionic composition. Freshwater Biology v. 48, p. 1311-1328. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 731 KB]

Potapova, M. and Charles, D.F., 2004, Potential use of rare diatoms as environmental indicators in U.S.A. rivers: Proceedings of the 17th International Diatom Symposium, Michel Poulin, Editor. Biopress Ltd., Bristol U.K. p. 281-295. [Abstract (HTML)]

Potapova, M.G., and Charles, D.F., 2005, Choice of substrate in algae-based water-quality assessment: Journal of the North American Benthological Society, v. 24, p. 415-427 [download PDF file; 642 KB]

Potapova, M.G. and Charles, D.F. 2007. Diatom metrics for monitoring eutrophication in rivers of the United States. Ecological Indicators, v. 7, p. 48–70.

Potapova, M.G., Charles, D.F., Ponader, K.C., and Winter, D.M., 2004, Quantifying species indicator values for trophic diatom indices: a comparison of approaches: Hydrobiologia, v. 517, p. 25-41. [Abstract (HTML) || download PDF file; 325 KB]

Potapova, M., Coles, J.F., Giddings, E.M.P., Zappia, H., 2005, A comparison of the influences of urbanization on stream benthic algal assemblages in contrasting environmental settings. Pages 333-359 in L.R. Brown, R.H. Gray, R.M. Hughes, and M.R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland. [download PDF file; 310 KB]

Potapova M.G. and Ponader, K.C., 2004, Two common North American diatoms, Achnanthidium rivulare sp. nov. and A. deflexum (Reimer) Kingston: morphology, ecology and comparison with related species: Diatom Research, 19(1), in press. [Abstract (HTML)]

Potapova, M.G., Ponader, K.C., Lowe, R.L., Clason, T.A., and Bahls, L.L., 2003, Small-celled Nupela species from North America: Diatom Research v. 18., p. 293-306. [Abstract]

Potapova, M. G. and Winter D. 2006. Use of nonparametric multiplicative regression for modeling diatom habitat: a case study of three Geissleria species from North America. Pages 319-332 in: Ognjanova-Rumenova, N. and K. Manoylov (eds.) Advances in Phycological Studies. Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dobrina Temniskova-Topalova. Pensoft Publishers & University Publishing House, Sofia-Moscow, 284 p.

Short, T.M., Giddings, E.M.P., Zappia, H., and Coles, J.F., 2005, Urbanization effects on stream habitat characteristics in Boston, Massachusetts; Birmingham, Alabama; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Pages 317–332 in L.R. Brown, R.M. Hughes, R. Gray, and M.R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland. [download PDF file; 166 KB]

Stribling, J.B., S.R. Moulton, II, and G.T. Lester, 2003, Determining the quality of taxonomic data. Journal of the North American Benthological Society v. 22, p. 621-631. [download PDF file; 234 KB]

Tate, C.M., Cuffney, T.F., McMahon, G., Giddings, E.M.P., Coles, J.F., and Zappia H., 2005, Use of an urban intensity index to assess urban effects on streams in three contrasting environmental settings. Pages 291–315 in L.R. Brown, R.M. Hughes, R. Gray, and M.R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland. [download PDF file; 1,133 KB]

Vieira, Nicole K.M., Poff, N. LeRoy, Carlisle, Daren M., Moulton, Stephen R., II, Koski, Marci L., and Kondratieff, Boris C., 2006, A database of lotic invertebrate traits for North America: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 187, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ds187

Walsh, S.J., and Meador, M.R., 1998, Guidelines for quality assurance and quality control of fish taxonomic data collected as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4239, 33 p.

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