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Table 2 Selected metrics and their association within community describing metric groups

From: Do changes in temperature affect EU Water Framework Directive compliant assessment results of central European streams?

Metric group Metric Explanation Reference
Composition/Abundance Total abundance Describes the total number of all sampled species abundances  
Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera  % Combined percentage of Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera and Trichoptera Barbour et al. [5]
EPTCBO  % Combined percentage of Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera, Coleoptera, Bivalvia and Odonate. Lorenz et al. [46]
Plecoptera  % Percental contribution of Plecoptera to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Trichoptera  % Percental contribution of Trichoptera to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Ephemeroptera  % Percental contribution of Ephemeroptera to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Coleoptera  % Percental contribution of Coleoptera to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Bivalvia  % Percental contribution of Bivalvia to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Odonata  % Percental contribution of Odonata to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Hirudinea  % Percental contribution of Hirudinea to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Gastropoda  % Percental contribution of Gastropoda to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Diptera  % Percental contribution of Diptera to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Crustacea  % Percental contribution of Crustacean to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Richness/Diversity Number of Taxa Total number of taxa present in a sample  
Number of Families Total number of Families present in a sample  
Shannon–Wiener Indicator of species diversity Shannon and Weaver [65]
Simpson Diversity Indicator of species diversity Simpson [67]
Margalef richness Indicator of species richness Margalef [47]
Evenness Indicator referring to balanced species abundances  
Tolerance/Sensitivity German Saprobic Index Indication or measure of the level of organic pollution Rolauffs et al. [59]
Saprobic index—Zelinka and Marvan Indication or measure of the level of organic pollution Zelinka and Marvan [75]
BMWP Score Measure of water quality according to aquatic invertebrate tolerance to pollutants Hawkes [35]
Average Score per Taxon Average of the tolerance scores of all macroinvertebrate families found in a sample Hawkes [35]
Index of biocoenotic region Index describing the distribution of macroinvertebrates in biocoenotic regions Armitage et al. [2]
CTI Community Temperature Index Haase et al. [32]
Functional groups Active filter feeder  % Percental contribution of active filter feeder to overall sample Hering et al. [36]
Passive filter feeder  % Percental contribution of passive filter feeder to overall sample
Gatherers and Collectors  % Percental contribution of gatherers and collectors to overall sample
Grazers and Scrapers  % Percental contribution of Grazers and scrapers to overall sample
Predators  % Percental contribution of predators to overall sample
Shredders  % Percental contribution of shredders to overall sample
Others Fauna Index Descriptor of the macrozoobenthos on the basis of type-specific indicator species Lorenz et al. [46]
Multi-Metric Index German national metric describing the general degradation of a site Böhmer et al. [12]