A hitchhiker's guide to European lake ecological assessment and intercalibration

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dc.contributor.author Poikane, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Birk, Sebastian
dc.contributor.author Boehmer, Juergen
dc.contributor.author Carvalho, Laurence
dc.contributor.author de Hoyos, Caridad
dc.contributor.author Gassner, Hubert
dc.contributor.author Hellsten, Seppo
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Martyn
dc.contributor.author Solheim, Anne Lyche
dc.contributor.author Olin, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Pall, Karin
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Geoff
dc.contributor.author Portielje, Rob
dc.contributor.author Ritterbusch, David
dc.contributor.author Sandin, Leonard
dc.contributor.author Schartau, Ann-Kristin
dc.contributor.author Solimini, Angelo G.
dc.contributor.author van den Berg, Marcel
dc.contributor.author Wolfram, Georg
dc.contributor.author van de Bund, Wouter
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-25T06:41:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-25T06:41:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.citation Poikane , S , Birk , S , Boehmer , J , Carvalho , L , de Hoyos , C , Gassner , H , Hellsten , S , Kelly , M , Solheim , A L , Olin , M , Pall , K , Phillips , G , Portielje , R , Ritterbusch , D , Sandin , L , Schartau , A-K , Solimini , A G , van den Berg , M , Wolfram , G & van de Bund , W 2015 , ' A hitchhiker's guide to European lake ecological assessment and intercalibration ' , Ecological Indicators , vol. 52 , pp. 533-544 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.005
dc.identifier.other PURE: 45973791
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9d24ee8e-7eaa-4d8f-9138-4e6cea114fae
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000350918600053
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84921671667
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/203744
dc.description.abstract The Water Framework Directive is the first international legislation to require European countries to establish comparable ecological assessment schemes for their freshwaters. A key element in harmonising quality classification within and between Europe's river basins is an "Intercalibration" exercise, stipulated by the WFD, to ensure that the good status boundaries in all of the biological assessment methods correspond to similar levels of anthropogenic pressure. In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of this international comparison, focusing on the assessment schemes developed for freshwater lakes. Out of 82 lake ecological assessment methods reported for the comparison, 62 were successfully intercalibrated and included in the EC Decision on intercalibration, with a high proportion of phytoplankton (18), macrophyte (17) and benthic fauna (13) assessment methods. All the lake assessment methods are reviewed in this article, including the results of intercalibration. Furthermore, the current gaps and way forward to reach consistent management objectives for European lakes are discussed. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Ecological Indicators
dc.rights cc_by_nc_nd
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Benthic invertebrates
dc.subject Ecological assessment
dc.subject Europe
dc.subject Fish fauna
dc.subject Lakes
dc.subject Macrophytes
dc.subject Phytoplankton
dc.subject Water Framework Directive
dc.subject WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT
dc.subject BENTHIC INVERTEBRATES
dc.subject AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
dc.subject FISH ASSEMBLAGES
dc.subject EUTROPHIC LAKES
dc.subject CHLOROPHYLL-A
dc.subject PHYTOPLANKTON
dc.subject INDEX
dc.subject MACROPHYTES
dc.subject INDICATORS
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title A hitchhiker's guide to European lake ecological assessment and intercalibration en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.005
dc.relation.issn 1470-160X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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