Comparative analysis of national and european methods of aquatic quality assessment with phytoplanktons indicators

A. Zotov

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Odessa Branch NASU
37, Pushkinska St., Odesa 65125, Ukraine

Ukrainian and European approaches of assess the quality of phytoplankton; protection and management of water resources were compared in order to analyze the possibilities of conformity of national standards to requirements of the EU water directive. Problems and benefits of different indicators of phytoplankton, and the possibility of using indicators developed in Ukraine analyzed.

Keywords: Water Framework Directive, ecological status assessment, phytoplankton indicators

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