A new methodology based on littoral community cartography dominated by macroalgae for the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive.

@article{Ballesteros2007ANM,
  title={A new methodology based on littoral community cartography dominated by macroalgae for the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive.},
  author={Enric Ballesteros and Xavier Torras and Susana Pinedo and Mar{\'i}a D Andrade Garc{\'i}a and Luisa Mangialajo and Mariona de Torres},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 1-6},
  pages={172-80}
}
Macroalgae is a biological key element for the assessment of the ecological status in coastal waters in the frame of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC). Here we propose a methodology for monitoring water quality based on the cartography of littoral and upper-sublittoral rocky-shore communities (CARLIT, in short). With the use of spatial databases, GIS, and available information about the value of rocky-shore communities as indicators of water quality, it is possible to… CONTINUE READING