- 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