Title: Indicators for the Assessment of Thresholds and Points of Non-Return
Authors: AUSTONI M.CARDOSO ANADEVILLER GENEVIEVEKAMBURSKA LYUDMILAMARINOV DimitarSOMMA FRANCESCAZALDIVAR COMENGES JOSE'
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC32124
Other Identifiers: EUR 22130 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC32124
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Ecological indicators are used increasingly to assess the conditions and/or status of ecosystems. Historically, the first approach was to develop indices based on a particular species or components, e.g. macrophytes, zooplankton, etc. In general, such indices are not broad enough to reflect the complexity of the ecosystem, as they do not include information at the structural, functional and system levels. To cope with these aspects new indices have been develop (for recent reviews see Rapport, 1995; Jørgensen et al., 2005) that try to synthesyze information at all ecosystem levels. In this project we are interested in evaluating indicators in terms of their potential to detect thresholds and point of non-return in coastal ecosystem.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
EUR 22130 EN.pdf1.21 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.