Wetland Quality Index

Dr. Chow-Fraser’s lab has developed an indicator of wetland health based on twelve parameters that relate the amount of primary nutrients and sediment in the water column to the degree of disturbance from human activities. This index is referred to as the Water Quality Index (WQI). Please read the article Development of the Water Quality Index to assess effects of basin-wide land-use alteration on coastal marshes of the Laurentian Great Lakes.