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News Analysing ecological responses to chemical pressures: methodological challenges and statistical solutions

A recent report from the EU FP6 Research Project REBECCA describes statistical methods used for analysis of biological indicators in lakes. Biological indicators are required for assessing ecological status, according to the Water Framework Directive. However, biological data often "misbehave" and pose several methodological challenges: non-linear responses to pressures, complex community responses, and high uncertainty.

Contact information Head of information Bjørn Faafeng, NIVA (email: bjoern.faafeng@niva.no ; niva@niva.no )
Phone: +47 22 18 51 00 ; Fax: +47 22 18 52 00
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.niva.no/symfoni/infoportal/PUBLIKASJON.NSF/.vieEngInterForsideNIVA/5F35BB62F29C21BAC125739B004EB60B?OpenDocument
Source of information NIVA
Keyword(s) EU-INCO-MED, FP6, EU-WFD
Subject(s) ANALYSIS AND TESTS , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , TOOL TERMS , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/initiatives/fol060732/proj091284
Geographical coverage Finland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Israel, Ireland, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Estonia
News date 23/11/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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