BEQI Calculation Tool

Benthic Ecological Quality Index calculation tool

The Benthic Ecological Quality Index (BEQI) is one of the biological indices used to assess the state of the benthos of coastal and transitional waters for the Water Framework Directive. BEQI follows a multilevel approach proposed by Ysebaert & Herman (2004).

The three assessed levels are:

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Biological Index Calculation Tool (BICT)

The Biological Index Calculation Tool (BICT) is an online tool available via OBOE (Oxford Batch Operation Engine). BICT calculates various different biological indices frequently used in ecological, conservation and environmental health assessment studies.