Research and analysis

Assessment of the trophic status of rivers using macrophytes

The role of mean trophic rank as a robust system for assessing trophic status using aquatic macrophytes is evaluated against other methods.

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Assessment of the Trophic Status of Rivers using Macrophytes - Evaluation of the Mean Trophic Rank

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Assessment of the Trophic Status of Rivers using Macrophytes - supporting documentation for evaluation of the Mean Trophic Rank

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The overall objectives of this study were to evaluate the Mean Trophic Rank (MTR) as a robust transportable system for assessing the trophic status of rivers using aquatic macrophytes and to compare this with other biological methods of assessing the trophic status of rivers (principally the Diatom Quality Index - DQI).

Published 1 January 1999