Title: Implementation of the Water Framework Directive: Investigations for establishing a lake typology using littoral macroinvertebrates in the Republic of Ireland
Authors: LITTLE R.BOWMAN J.MCGARRIGLE M.l.FREE GARYDONNELLY K.TIERNEY D.CARONI R.IRVINE K.
Citation: Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie vol. 29 p. 2192-2196
Publisher: Schweizerbart
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC40028
ISSN: 0368-0770
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC40028
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: The EU Water Framework Directive requires ecological status to be defined based on the deviation of biological communities away from low impacted reference status. The first step in developing an ecological assessment system is therefore to establish and define type-specific reference communities. Sixty-nine candidate reference lakes were sampled in the Republic of Ireland. Four groups were identified by cluster analysis and a CCA ordination revealed alkalinity, lake area and altitude to be significant determinants of the species data.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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