- ASTERICS software to assess the Ecological Quality
ASTERICS (version 3.01) serves the assessment of the ecological quality of rivers through calculating the ecological status based on benthic invertebrate taxa lists. The assessment fulfils the demands of the WFD. The German Assessment System PERLODES is part of the software. The ASTERICS Software manual (version 3) provides all relevant information on installation, system requirements, preparation of taxa list, and import functions. The reports of the research projects contain detailed informations concerning development, conception and appliance of the assessment of different stream types in Germany.