Assessment of ecological status in UK lakes using benthic diatoms

@inproceedings{Bennion2014AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of ecological status in UK lakes using benthic diatoms},
  author={Helen Bennion and Martyn G. Kelly and Steve Juggins and Marian L. Yallop and Amy Burgess and Jane Jamieson and Jan Krokowski},
  booktitle={Freshwater Science},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract: The European Union's Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires that all water bodies in Europe achieve good ecological status (GES) by 2015. We developed an ecological classification tool for UK lakes based on benthic diatoms, a key component of the biological-quality element macrophytes and phytobenthos. A database of 1079 epilithic and epiphytic diatom samples and matching environmental data was assembled from 228 UK lakes. The data set was divided into 3 lake types: low, medium… 

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