Title: Tools for the Development of a Benthic Quality Index for Italian Lakes
Citation: The Italian Journal of Limnology vol. 65 p. 41-51
Publisher: Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque - CNR
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC35083
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC35083
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this paper, we propose a methodology to develop a benthic quality index useful for Italian lakes. The existing data about benthic macroinvertebrates of the Italian lakes were collected over a period of 50 years, but only a few lakes such as the Maggiore and the Mergozzo have been intensely studied. Some large lakes such as Lake Como are still almost uninvestigated. In total, 570 benthic macroinvertebrate taxa were identified; of which 373 belong to Chironomidae and 85 to Oligochaeta.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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