Environmental indicators for national state of the environment reporting: the land

Australia: State of the Environment (Environmental Indicator Reports)
Hamblin, Ann
Department of the Environment, 1998
ISBN 0 642 54522 7 of the series 0 642 54526 X

About the Document

A key set of 29 key environmental indicators for the land is recommended for Australian state of the environment reporting at the national scale. Of these, 9 relate to accelerated erosion, 4 to physical change to natural habitats, 2 to hydrological imbalance, 3 to introduction of novel biota into habitats, 5 to nutrient and salt-cycling, and 6 to soil and land pollution. 33 supplementary indicators, which contribute to or help interpret the key indicators, are also identified. 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 the land.