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Aquatic benthic invertebrates, of which chironomids are the largest family, are good indicators of nutrient enrichment and can be used to assess lake water quality. Passively drifting pupal skins accumulating at the lake leeward shore are easily collected.

Publication Date: 
01-December-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG
Benthic invertebrate communities are good indicators of acidification which is caused by acidic pollution from precipitation and acids leaching from the surrounding soils. Benthic invertebrates are easily suited to biological monitoring as they are common, widespread and easily sampled.
Publication Date: 
01-December-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Macrophytes provide habitats for fish and smaller animals; they bind sediments, protect banks, absorb nutrients and provide oxygenation. Macrophytes can indicate the impact of increased nutrients in lakes and are also influenced by other pressures such as water level change or acidification.

Publication Date: 
01-December-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The aquatic environment is sensitive to damage from a wide range of chemicals.

Publication Date: 
01-September-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This is a technical report that presents the first set of environmental standards and conditions proposed by the UKTAG to underpin the implementation of the Directive. Our report outlines the background to our proposals and describes the role they could play.

Publication Date: 
01-April-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on lake reporting typology as required under Article 5 of the Directive. It identifies the methodology to be adopted in the UK as well as the preliminary results for the Great Britain (GB) ecoregion.

Publication Date: 
01-June-2004
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on the framework for the identification of, and assessments of risks from, abstraction and flow regulation pressures on river, lake, transitional and coastal water bodies as required by Article 5 of the Directive.

Publication Date: 
01-January-2004
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

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