ABSTRACT - DELIVERABLE 426
Summary Task Report WP7
This Deliverable provides a synthesis of Work package 7 (Indicators of ecosystem healths) and is based on the WP7 contribution to the final periodic report
The objectives of WP7 are to suggest indicators for the effects of climate change on lakes, rivers and wetlands, their pathways, importance, and the magnitude of change. The term "indicator" is used here in a broad sense, i.e. a simply detectable sign of a complex process that can be used as an early warning of ecosystem change. Indicators may be chemical, hydrological, morphological, biological or functional parameters, which reflect key processes influenced by climate change and which are relatively simple to monitor.
In summary, WP7 addressed the following questions:
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