The Bioindex, or Long Term Biological Monitoring Program, was developed to: 1) determine normal seasonal patterns and annual ranges of abundance, community structure, and when possible, productivity of the biological components - phytoplankton, zooplankton, and benthos; 2) relate the biological components to variations in the physical, nutrient, and biological environment; and, 3) assess the adopted sampling strategy for long term monitoring. The data bases from the first two years are summarized in this document.
Johannsson, Ora E.; Dermott, R. M.; Feldkamp, R.; and Moore, J. E., "Lake Ontario Long Term Biological Monitoring Program: 1981, 1982 Data Base" (1985). Government Documents. 84.