Chlorophyll reference conditions for European lake types used for intercalibration of ecological status

  title={Chlorophyll reference conditions for European lake types used for intercalibration of ecological status},
  author={Laurence Carvalho and Angelo G Solimini and Geoff L. Phillips and Marcel S. van den Berg and O-P. Pietil{\"a}inen and Anne Lyche Solheim and Sandra Poikāne and Ute Mischke},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
The Water Framework Directive (WFD), requires European Member States to assess the “ecological status” of surface waters. As part of this, many European countries have developed an ecological quality classification scheme for chlorophyll concentrations as a measure of phytoplankton abundance. The assessment of ecological quality must be based on the degree of divergence of a water body from an appropriate baseline, or ‘reference condition’. It is, therefore, necessary to determine chlorophyll… CONTINUE READING


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