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  • Field testing:
    The practicability of the EFI and the spatially based methods on the ecoregional level was tested by applying them to newly sampled sites. A total of 218 samples was taken in 12 ecoregions and 121 rivers.


  • Method Comparison:
    The performance of the fish-based assessment methods developed during the FAME project was statistically tested. Moreover, the accuracy of the FAME methods was compared with 9 existing national methods because these are particularly adapted to the local situation.
    The method comparison demonstrated that the methods developed on the European scale, and in particular the European Fish Index, are at least as precise as the spatially based methods or the existing regional methods. The measure for correct classification was the pre-classification of sites based on four and five, respectively, human pressure variables.
    For more details see the final report “Method comparison”.


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