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FRAMEFFECTIVE – Can bioassays be cost-effectively integrated in a predictive model approach for rivers in compliance with the Water Framework Directive?
Coordinator - Matilde Maria Moreira dos Santos
CESAM Responsible researcher - Isabel Lopes
Programme - PTDC/AAC-AMD/105411/2008
Execution dates - 2010-07-01 - 2013-06-30 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Funding for CESAM - 61950 €
Total Funding - 175191 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Coimbra
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro

The FRAMEFFECTIVE project aims at contributing to fill these gaps, by evaluating the ecological relevance of a battery of cost-effective bioassays selected in accordance with the five classes of environmental quality established with a predictive model (based on macroinvertebrate and diatom assemblages) developed in compliance with the WFD for Central Portugal, and determining their input to assess and monitor water bodies, as bioassays may offer a major contribution to rapidly and holistically assess water quality.

Members on this project
Inês Domingues
Isabel M. Lopes

CESAM Funding: