The Ecological Status of European Rivers: Evaluation and Intercalibration of Assessment Methods

  • Mike T. Furse
  • Daniel Hering
  • Karel Brabec
  • Andrea Buffagni
  • Leonard Sandin
  • Piet F. M. Verdonschot

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The ecological status of European rivers: evaluation and intercalibration of assessment methods

    1. Mike T. Furse, Daniel Hering, Karel Brabec, Andrea Buffagni, Leonard Sandin, Piet F. M. Verdonschot
      Pages 1-2
  3. The STAR project: context, objectives and approaches

    1. Mike Furse, Daniel Hering, Otto Moog, Piet Verdonschot, Richard K. Johnson, Karel Brabec et al.
      Pages 3-29
  4. Stream and River Typologies

  5. Linking Organism Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Daniel Hering, Richard K. Johnson, Andrea Buffagni
      Pages 109-113
    3. Richard K. Johnson, Daniel Hering, Mike T. Furse, Ralph T. Clarke
      Pages 115-137
    4. Richard K. Johnson, Daniel Hering, Mike T. Furse, Piet F. M. Verdonschot
      Pages 139-152
    5. Gunta Springe, Leonard Sandin, Agrita Briede, Agnija Skuja
      Pages 153-172
  6. Macrophytes and Diatoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Karel Brabec, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz
      Pages 175-178
    3. Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Rebi Nijboer, Mattie O’Hare, Teresa Ferreira
      Pages 179-196
    4. Mattie T. O’Hare, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, Rebi Nijboer, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Teresa Ferreira
      Pages 197-210
    5. Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Teresa Ferreira, Thomas Korte, Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, John Davy-Bowker, Mattie O’Hare
      Pages 211-234
    6. Ryszard Staniszewski, Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Janina Zbierska, Jacek Lesny, Szymon Jusik, Ralph T. Clarke
      Pages 235-246
    7. Anna Besse-Lototskaya, Piet F. M. Verdonschot, Jos A. Sinkeldam
      Pages 247-260
  7. Hydromorphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. John Davy-Bowker, Mike T. Furse
      Pages 263-265
    3. Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Andrea Buffagni, John Davy-Bowker, Jacek Lesny, Bogdan H. Chojnicki, Janina Zbierska et al.
      Pages 267-280
    4. Stefania Erba, Andrea Buffagni, Nigel Holmes, Mattie O’Hare, Peter Scarlett, Alberta Stenico
      Pages 281-296
  8. Tools for Assessing European Streams with Macroinvertebrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Wolfram Graf, Armin Lorenz, Otto Moog
      Pages 325-342
    3. Jiří Kokeš, Světlana Zahrádková, Denisa Němejcová, Jan Hodovský, Jiří Jarkovský, Tomáš Soldán
      Pages 343-354
  9. Intercalibration and Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Nikolai Friberg, Leonard Sandin, Mike T. Furse, Søren E. Larsen, Ralph T. Clarke, Peter Haase
      Pages 365-378
    3. Andrea Buffagni, Stefania Erba, Marcello Cazzola, John Murray-Bligh, Hanja Soszka, Pietro Genoni
      Pages 379-399
  10. Errors and Uncertainty in Bioassessment Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Ralph T. Clarke, Armin Lorenz, Leonard Sandin, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Joerg Strackbein, Nick T. Kneebone et al.
      Pages 441-459
    3. Peter Haase, John Murray-Bligh, Susanne Lohse, Steffen Pauls, Andrea Sundermann, Rick Gunn et al.
      Pages 505-521
    4. Hanneke E. Vlek, Ferdinand Šporka, Il’ja Krno
      Pages 523-542
    5. Ferdinand Šporka, Hanneke E. Vlek, Eva Bulánková, Il’ja Krno
      Pages 543-555

About this book


The monitoring of benthic diatoms, macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and fish will be the backbone of future water management in Europe. This book describes and compares the relevant methodologies and tools, based on a large data set covering rivers in most parts of Europe. Seven sections on "Stream and River Typologies", "Linking Organism Groups", "Macrophytes and Diatoms", "Hydromorphology", "Tools for Assessing European Streams with Macroinvertebrates", "Intercalibration and Comparison" and "Errors and Uncertainty in Bioassessment Methods" with altogether 36 articles provide scientists and water managers with a unique insight into background and application of state-of-the-art monitoring tools.


Biological quality elements Monitoring River assessment Water framework directive benthic ecosystem macroinvertebrate macrophytes

Editors and affiliations

  • Mike T. Furse
    • 1
  • Daniel Hering
    • 2
  • Karel Brabec
    • 3
  • Andrea Buffagni
    • 4
  • Leonard Sandin
    • 5
  • Piet F. M. Verdonschot
    • 6
  1. 1.Winfrith Technology CentreCentre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH DorsetDorchester, DorsetUK
  2. 2.Institute of HydrobiologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Zoology and EcologyMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  4. 4.CNR-Water Research InstituteBrugherio (Milano)Italy
  5. 5.Department of Environmental AssessmentSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden
  6. 6.Alterra, Department of Ecology and EnvironmentWageningenThe Netherlands

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