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dc.creatorSchneider, Susanne
dc.creatorTrajanovska, Sonja
dc.creatorBiberdžić, Vera
dc.creatorMarković, Aleksandra
dc.creatorTalevska, Marina
dc.creatorImeri, Alma
dc.creatorVeljanoska-Sarafiloska, Elizabeta
dc.creatorĐurašković, Pavle
dc.creatorJovanović, Katarina
dc.creatorCara, Magdalena
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T12:57:09Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T12:57:09Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0324-0770
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.acta-zoologica-bulgarica.eu/002370.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/3973
dc.description.abstractAquatic plants have long been used as indicators for nutrient enrichment in lakes. In the Mediterranean, however, the process of developing and intercalibrating macrophyte assessment methods for lakes has lagged behind Northern and Central Europe, likely due to the relatively small number and high variability of natural lakes in the Mediterranean but also because of the different monitoring traditions in different parts of Europe. We here present a macrophyte index for assessment of lake eutrophication, tailored to Balkan lakes (Balkan Macrophyte Index, BMI). We analysed submerged aquatic vegetation, water chemistry and sediment total phosphorus content at several sites in lakes Prespa, Ohrid, Lura, Biogradsko, Crno and Sava, located in Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Despite the restricted number of lakes in our dataset, the BMI was loosely related to water phosphorus, rather than nitrogen, concentrations. Our results show that macrophyte indices may not be applicable in lakes experiencing annual water level fluctuations of several meters, because the macrophyte vegetation in such lakes may be absent, or alternatively dominated by “oligotrophic” or “eutrophic” species. Once a larger number of lakes has been analysed using the same methods, reference conditions and status class boundaries may be derived from the phosphorus – BMI regression.en
dc.language.isoensr
dc.publisherSofia, Bulgaria : Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing Housesr
dc.relationNorwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairssr
dc.rightsopenAccesssr
dc.sourceActa Zoologica Bulgaricasr
dc.subjectMacrophytessr
dc.subjecteutrophicationsr
dc.subjectWater Framework Directivesr
dc.subjectphosphorussr
dc.subjectindicator valuesr
dc.titleThe Balkan Macrophyte Index (BMI) for Assessment of Eutrophication in Lakesen
dc.typearticlesr
dc.rights.licenseBYsr
dcterms.abstractСцхнеидер, Сусанне; Марковић, Aлександра; Биберджић, Вера; Трајановска, Соња; Талевска, Марина; Имери, Aлма; Цара, Магдалена; Јовановић, Катарина; Ђурашковић, Павле; Вељаноска-Сарафилоска, Елизабета;
dc.citation.volume72
dc.citation.issue3
dc.citation.spage439
dc.citation.epage454
dc.citation.rankM23~
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/18337/bitstream_18337.pdf
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