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Indicators for the assessment of thresholds and points of non-return

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

This report aims at providing a comprehensive overview of indicators with applicability to the assessment of thresholds of ecosystem integrity in coastal ecosystems. A preliminary screening has been performed and indicators suited for identification of thresholds have been described. The selected indicators have been divided into seven levels according to the classification presented in Jørgensen et al. (2005). The emphasis has been placed on these indicators that we believe will be able to detect thresholds and points of non-return due to eutrophication as well as contaminants effects, i.e. toxicity and bioaccumulation in the food chain, which are two of the main focuses of the project. No attempt has been made for covering the economic and social aspects.

Additional information

Authors: AUSTONI M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);CARDOSO AC, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);DEVILLER G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);KAMBURSKA L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MARINOV D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);SOMMA F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);ZALDÍVAR J-M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22130 EN (2006), 59 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA22130 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-22130-EN-C)
Record Number: 200910000 / Last updated on: 2008-11-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en