Title: Fame: The development of a fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of European rivers – a tool to support the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: Final project summary 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: FAME Consortium (2005) Fame: The development of a fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of European rivers – a tool to support the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: Final project summary. First author: Fame Consortium Year: 2005 Title: Fame: The development of a fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of European rivers – a tool to support the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: Final project summary Source details: http://www.boku.ac.at/fame/downloads/FAME_FinalSummary_Feb2005.pdf Publisher name: Fame Consortium 
Author 1/Producer: FAME Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://fame.boku.ac.at/downloads/FAME_FinalSummary_Feb2005.p ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
 
Long description: In the EC-funded FAME-project1, two methodological approaches to develop fish-based methods for assessing the ecological status of European rivers were tested. The site-specific approach yielded the European Fish Index (EFI), which enables ecological status assessment on a European scale. The spatially-based approach aimed at developing typespecific methods on both the ecoregional and the European scale. Method evaluation based on practical field testing and statistical comparison of the accuracy of the FAME methods and existing regional methods demonstrated that the European Fish Index is as precise as other methods. Moreover, the EFI allows assessment of European rivers with a single, standardized method, thus preventing intercalibration between different river types and/or river basins. The EFI was therefore selected as the final FAME assessment method. By developing a fish-based assessment method to assess the ecological status of rivers, FAME contributed to implementing the ecological targets of the European Water Framework Directive. 
Link to Project(s): FAME Development, Evaluation and Implementation of a Standarized Fish-based Assessment Method for the Ecological Status of European Rivers A Contribution to the Water Framework Directive
 
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