Title: Review of biological assessment techniques and predictive models of ecological status 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 1999 
Author 1/Producer: Paequann consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://aquaeco.ups-tlse.fr/index2.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: The monitoring of biological elements is a key aspect of the assessment of chemical and ecological status as part of the Water Framework Directive. The definition of biological reference conditions in rivers is the overall aim of the PAEQANN project. This report provides a summary of all the existing biological methods of river quality assessment and of the predictive models as an assessment of the state of art. 
Link to Project(s): PAEQANN Predicting Aquatic Ecosystem Quality using Artificial Neural Networks: Impact of Environmental characteristics on the Structure of Aquatic Communities (Algae, Benthic and Fish Fauna).
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/07/2007