Biotic indices for assessing the status of coastal waters: a review of strengths and weaknesses.

@article{MartnezCrego2010BioticIF,
  title={Biotic indices for assessing the status of coastal waters: a review of strengths and weaknesses.},
  author={Bego{\~n}a Mart{\'i}nez-Crego and Teresa Alcoverro and Javier Romero},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={1013-28}
}
Biotic indices have become key assessment tools in most recent national and trans-national policies aimed at improving the quality of coastal waters and the integrity of their associated ecosystems. In this study we analyzed 90 published biotic indices, classified them into four types, and analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of each type in relation to the requirements of these policies. We identified three main type-specific weaknesses. First, the problems of applicability, due to practical… CONTINUE READING

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