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Use of Phytoplankton Assemblages for Monitoring Ecological Status of Lakes within the Water Framework Directive: The Assemblage Index

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On basis of recent developments in phytoplankton ecology an assemblage index,Q,was developed to assess ecological status of di .erent lake types established by the Water Framework Directive (WFD).Since 5 ‡Q ‡0,the developed index can provide 5-grade quali .cation required by WFD.Case studies from very di .erent lake types support the usefulness of the developed index.Straights and weaknesses of the Q index for monitoring purposes are discussed.Without arguing for the superiority of the assemblage index in comparison with any other measures of ecological status of lakes,we aim to open a discussion about its possible applications.

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