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Data set name

Establishment of a multi-parametric ichthyological index for the assessment of the ecological status of upland streams and rivers, Greece

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period2005 - 2007
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Hydrographic basin areas Acheloos, Alfios, Arachthos, Aoos and Aliakmon

Observations 
Parameters

Fish behaviour; Habitat characterisation

Description 
Summary

Project aims include the development of methodology for the assessment of the ecological status of upland rivers using fish as the tool for the assessment procedure. The following methodological steps will be followed: (a) Collection of data on human pressures in the study areas (b) Establishment of a biotic typology (c) Biological sampling in a number of stations (d) Selection of appropriate metrics (e) Assessment of reference conditions (f) Establishment of the metric scale that estimates deviation from the reference conditions (g) Development of a multimetric index for the assessment of ecological status of rivers. Procedures included site-specific fish sampling (153 sites) with electrofishing instruments, parallel recording of physicochemical parameters, description of habitat characteristics and assessment of anthropogenic pressures, in accordance with specific field protocols. Data were entered into ACCESS database. Quality control checks were performed.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Inland Waters, Environmental Research Department (HCMR/ERD)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr A. Diapoulis
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
46.7 km Athens - Sounio av.
Anavyssos
Attiki
19013
Greece

Telephone+30 2291076458
Facsimile+30 2291076419
Emailpenny@ath.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6007010
Global identifier1224
Last revised2015-08-28