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VT Biodiversity Project - Aquatic Sites boundary polygons

Metadata Updated: August 4, 2018

(Link to Metadata) Exemplary aquatic sites in Vermont, both standing water and running water, are represented in this dataset. It is the result of an analysis by the Aquatic Classification Workgroup, a group of cooperating biologists from the VT Agency of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont. Features in the coverage are sites judged to be [HTML_REMOVED]best reference[HTML_REMOVED] (least impacted) examples of classes of aquatic communities. Classification categories for lakes and ponds were defined by ordinating sites on the basis of the composition of macrophyte communities. Connections between these classes and underlying habitat parameters were explored with correspondence analysis, enabling analysts to attach physico-chemical descriptors (e.g., pH, acid neutralizing capacity, elevation, substrate, trophic level) to the biologically-defined classes. Classes for streams and river were defined in the same way, but data on fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages (instead of macrophytes) drove the analysis.

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
Metadata Updated Date August 4, 2018

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Harvested from Vermont Open Geodata Portal

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
Metadata Updated Date August 4, 2018
Publisher VT Center for Geographic Information
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Harvest Source Title Vermont Open Geodata Portal
Data First Published 2016-10-17T03:42:07.000Z
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-04-26T15:31:08.005Z
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