Measuring ecological change of aquatic macrophytes in Mediterranean rivers

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Dodkins, Ian; Aguiar, Francisca; Rivaes, Rui; Albuquerque, António; Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Patricia; Ferreira, Maria Teresa;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Subject: weighted averaging | biological assessment | reciprocal averaging | aquatic macrophytes | detrended correspondence analysis | Water Framework Directive

A metric was developed for assessing anthropogenic impacts on aquatic macrophyte ecology by scoring macrophyte species along the main gradient of community change. A measure of ecological quality was then calculated by Weighted Averaging (WA) of these species scor... View more
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