Brabec, Karel

The Ecological Status of European Rivers: Evaluation and Intercalibration of Assessment Methods

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Table of contents

1. The ecological status of European rivers: evaluation and intercalibration of assessment methods
Mike T. Furse, Daniel Hering, Karel Brabec, Andrea Buffagni, Leonard Sandin, Piet F. M. Verdonschot

2. The STAR project: context, objectives and approaches
Mike Furse, Daniel Hering, Otto Moog, Piet Verdonschot, Richard K. Johnson, Karel Brabec, Kostas Gritzalis, Andrea Buffagni, Paulo Pinto, Nikolai Friberg, John Murray-Bligh, Jiri Kokes, Renate Alber, Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Peter Haase, Roger Sweeting, Barbara Bis, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Hanna Soszka, Gunta Springe, Ferdinand Sporka, Il’ja Krno

3. Stream and river typologies — major results and conclusions from the STAR project
Leonard Sandin, Piet F. M. Verdonschot

4. Evaluation of the use of Water Framework Directive typology descriptors, reference sites and spatial scale in macroinvertebrate stream typology
Piet F. M. Verdonschot

5. Data composition and taxonomic resolution in macroinvertebrate stream typology
Piet F. M. Verdonschot

6. Relationships among biological elements (macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and ichthyofauna) for different core river types across Europe at two different spatial scales
Paulo Pinto, Manuela Morais, Maria Ilhéu, Leonard Sandin

7. A comparison of the European Water Framework Directive physical typology and RIVPACS-type models as alternative methods of establishing reference conditions for benthic macroinvertebrates
John Davy-Bowker, Ralph T. Clarke, Richard K. Johnson, Jiri Kokes, John F. Murphy, Svetlana Zahrádková

8. Linking organism groups — major results and conclusions from the STAR project
Daniel Hering, Richard K. Johnson, Andrea Buffagni

9. Detection of ecological change using multiple organism groups: metrics and uncertainty
Richard K. Johnson, Daniel Hering, Mike T. Furse, Ralph T. Clarke

10. Indicators of ecological change: comparison of the early response of four organism groups to stress gradients
Richard K. Johnson, Daniel Hering, Mike T. Furse, Piet F. M. Verdonschot

11. Biological quality metrics: their variability and appropriate scale for assessing Streams
Gunta Springe, Leonard Sandin, Agrita Briede, Agnija Skuja

12. Macrophytes and diatoms — major results and conclusions from the STAR project
Karel Brabec, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz

13. Macrophyte communities in unimpacted European streams: variability in assemblage patterns, abundance and diversity
Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Rebi Nijboer, Mattie O’Hare, Teresa Ferreira

14. Macrophyte communities of European streams with altered physical habitat
Mattie T. O’Hare, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, Rebi Nijboer, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Teresa Ferreira

15. European river plant communities: the importance of organic pollution and the usefulness of existing macrophyte metrics
Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Teresa Ferreira, Thomas Korte, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, John Davy-Bowker, Mattie O’Hare

16. Assessment of sources of uncertainty in macrophyte surveys and the consequences for river classification
Ryszard Staniszewski, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Janina Zbierska, Jacek Lesny, Szymon Jusik, Ralph T. Clarke

17. Uncertainty in diatom assessment: Sampling, identification and counting variation
Anna Besse-Lototskaya, Piet F. M. Verdonschot, Jos A. Sinkeldam

18. Hydromorphology — major results and conclusions from the STAR project
John Davy-Bowker, Mike T. Furse

19. Occurrence and variability of River Habitat Survey features across Europe and the consequences for data collection and evaluation
Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Andrea Buffagni, John Davy-Bowker, Jacek Lesny, Bogdan H. Chojnicki, Janina Zbierska, Ryszard Staniszewski, Tomasz Zgola

20. Preliminary testing of River Habitat Survey features for the aims of the WFD hydro-morphological assessment: an overview from the STAR Project
Stefania Erba, Andrea Buffagni, Nigel Holmes, Mattie O’Hare, Peter Scarlett, Alberta Stenico

21. Tools for assessing European streams with macroinvertebrates: major results and conclusions from the STAR project
Piet F. M. Verdonschot, Otto Moog

22. Cook book for the development of a Multimetric Index for biological condition of aquatic ecosystems: experiences from the European AQEM and STAR projects and related initiatives
Daniel Hering, Christian K. Feld, Otto Moog, Thomas Ofenböck

23. The AQEM/STAR taxalist — a pan-European macro-invertebrate ecological database and taxa inventory
Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Wolfram Graf, Armin Lorenz, Otto Moog

24. The PERLA system in the Czech Republic: a multivariate approach for assessing the ecological status of running waters
Ji?í Kokeš, Sv?tlana Zahrádková, Denisa N?mejcová, Jan Hodovský, Ji?í Jarkovský, Tomáš Soldán

25. Intercalibration and comparison — major results and conclusions from the STAR project
Andrea Buffagni, Mike Furse

26. Comparison of macroinvertebrate sampling methods in Europe
Nikolai Friberg, Leonard Sandin, Mike T. Furse, Søren E. Larsen, Ralph T. Clarke, Peter Haase

27. The STAR common metrics approach to the WFD intercalibration process: Full application for small, lowland rivers in three European countries
Andrea Buffagni, Stefania Erba, Marcello Cazzola, John Murray-Bligh, Hanja Soszka, Pietro Genoni

28. Direct comparison of assessment methods using benthic macroinvertebrates: a contribution to the EU Water Framework Directive intercalibration exercise
Sebastian Birk, Daniel Hering

29. Intercalibration of assessment methods for macrophytes in lowland streams: direct comparison and analysis of common metrics
Sebastian Birk, Thomas Korte, Daniel Hering

30. Errors and uncertainty in bioassessment methods — major results and conclusions from the STAR project and their application using STARBUGS
Ralph T. Clarke, Daniel Hering

31. Effects of sampling and sub-sampling variation using the STAR-AQEM sampling protocol on the precision of macroinvertebrate metrics
Ralph T. Clarke, Armin Lorenz, Leonard Sandin, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Joerg Strackbein, Nick T. Kneebone, Peter Haase

32. Sample coherence — a field study approach to assess similarity of macroinvertebrate samples
Armin Lorenz, Ralph T. Clarke

33. Estimates and comparisons of the effects of sampling variation using ‘national’ macroinvertebrate sampling protocols on the precision of metrics used to assess ecological status
Ralph T. Clarke, John Davy-Bowker, Leonard Sandin, Nikolai Friberg, Richard K. Johnson, Barbara Bis

34. Assessing the impact of errors in sorting and identifying macroinvertebrate samples
Peter Haase, John Murray-Bligh, Susanne Lohse, Steffen Pauls, Andrea Sundermann, Rick Gunn, Ralph Clarke

35. Influence of macroinvertebrate sample size on bioassessment of streams
Hanneke E. Vlek, Ferdinand Šporka, Il’ja Krno

36. Influence of seasonal variation on bioassessment of streams using macroinvertebrates
Ferdinand Šporka, Hanneke E. Vlek, Eva Bulánková, Il’ja Krno

Keywords: Life Sciences, Freshwater & Marine Ecology, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity, Environmental Management, Ecotoxicology

Publication year
Developments in Hydrobiology
Page amount
8 pages
Natural Sciences

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