Development of fish based ecological status assessment and classification methods of lake water bodies


Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia in cooperation with Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia were investigating suitability of european fish based ecological status assessment method of alpine lakes for Slovenia considering the Water Framework Directive requirements (possible sampling approaches, metrics used, stressors considered, definition of reference conditions and boundary values). The aim was to propose the most suitable fish based ecological status assessment method of alpine lakes in Slovenia.

lake Bled_Bohinj

About the project

Contracting Authority

Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor

Project manager

izr. prof. dr. Gorazd Urbanič

Project staff

dr. Samo Podgornik

dr. Špela Koren

dr. Rebeka Šiling

dr. Vesna Petkovska

Duration of the project



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