Assessing estuary ecosystem health: Sampling, data analysis and reporting protocols

NSW Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program

Assessing estuary ecosystem health (or condition) requires a framework for setting the objectives of the assessment, and selecting, monitoring and reporting on appropriate indicators that measure components of an estuary’s ecosystem that contribute to its overall health.

Date
1 April 2016
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Framework, Guideline
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-344-1
  • ID OEH20160250
  • File PDF 997KB
  • Pages 40
  • Name assessing-estuary-ecosystem-health-sampling-data-analysis-reporting-protocols-160250.pdf

These protocols provide a standardised approach to estuary ecosystem health monitoring, analysis and reporting in NSW. Standardising monitoring, analysis and reporting based on best practice provides consistency at a range of scales (local, regional and state), allows for the comparison of assessments and ensures scientific validity in reporting products and information provided to the community.

More information: Monitoring, evaluation and reporting program technical reports.