Optimising a widely-used coastal health index through quantitative ecological group classifications and associated thresholds

  title={Optimising a widely-used coastal health index through quantitative ecological group classifications and associated thresholds},
  author={Ben P. Robertson and Candida Savage and Jonathan P. A. Gardner and Barry M. Robertson and Leigh M. Stevens},
  journal={Ecological Indicators},
Relationships between biotic indices, multiple stressors and natural variability in New Zealand estuaries
In response to the need to assess the ecological quality or health of marine benthic habitats, there has been a proliferation of biotic indices based on soft sediment macrofaunal communities. While
Comparison of Four Foraminiferal Biotic Indices Assessing the Environmental Quality of Coastal Mediterranean Soft Bottoms
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On the Myths of Indicator Species: Issues and Further Consideration in the Use of Static Concepts for Ecological Applications
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Comparison of the performances of two biotic indices based on the MacroBen database
The pan-European MacroBen database was used to compare the AZTI Marine Biotic Index (AMBI) and the Benthic Quality Index (BQIES), 2 biotic indices which rely on 2 distinct assess- ments of species