Environmental indicators for national state of the environment reporting: estuaries and the sea

Australia: State of the Environment (Environmental Indicator Reports)
Ward Trevor, Butler Edward, Hill Burke
Department of the Environment, 1998
ISBN 0 642 54525 1 of the series 0 642 54526 X

About the Document

A key set of 61 environmental indicators for estuaries and the sea is recommended for Australian state of the environment reporting at the national scale. Of these, 3 relate to cited species or taxa, 9 to habitat extent, 17 to habitat quality, 6 to renewable products, 2 to non-renewable resources, 5 to water or sediment quality, 17 to integrated management, and 2 to ecosystem-level processes. Monitoring strategies and approaches to interpreting and analysing each of the indicators are discussed, and possible sources of data are noted. Recommendations are also made for further development of environmental indicators for estuaries and the sea.