Publications Sebastian Birk

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Publications

2019

Carvalho, L., Mackay, E.B., Cardoso, A.C., Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Birk, S., Blackstock, K.L., Borics, G., Borja, A., Feld, C.K., Ferreira, M.T., Globevnik, L., Grizzetti, B., Hendry, S., Hering, D., Kelly, M., Langaas, S., Meissner, K., Panagopoulos, Y., Penning, E., Rouillard, J., Sabater, S., Schmedtje, U., Spears, B.S., Venohr, M., van de Bund, W. & Lyche Solheim, A. (2019) Protecting and restoring Europe?s waters: an analysis of the future development needs of the Water Framework Directive. Science of the Total Environment 658, 1228-1238.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.255   link to article

Gerner, N. V., Nafo, I., Winking, C., Wencki, K., Strehl, C., Wortberg, T., Niemann, A., Anzaldua, G., Lago, M., Birk, S. (2019) Anwendung des Ökosystemleistungsansatzes auf ein Praxisbeispiel: Was ist der Emscherumbau wert? Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft 12 (2), 80-87.

Kelly, M.G., Chiriac, G., Soare-Minea, A., Hamchevici, C. & Birk, S. (2019) Defining ecological status of phytobenthos in very large rivers: a case study in practical implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Romania. Hydrobiologia 828, 353-367.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3824-4   link to article

Lemm, J.U., Feld, C.K. & S. Birk (2019) Diagnosing the causes of river deterioration using stressor-specific metrics.
doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.157   link to article

Mack, L., Andersen, H.E., Beklioglu, M., Bucak, T., Couture, R.M., Cremona, F., Ferreira, M.T., Hutchins, M.G., Mischke, U., Molina-Navarro, E., Rankinen, K., Venohr, M., Birk, S. (2019) The future depends on what we do today - Projecting Europe's surface water quality into three different future scenarios. Science of The Total Environment 668, 470-484.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.251   link to article

Poikane, S., Phillips, G., Birk, S., Free, G., Kelly, M.G., Willby, N.J. (2019) Deriving nutrient criteria to support "good" ecological status in European lakes: An empirically based approach to linking ecology and management. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 2074-2084.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.350   link to article

Schuler, M.S., Cañedo-Argüelles, M., Hintz, W.D., Dyack, B., Birk, S. & Relyea, R.A. (2019) Regulations are needed to protect freshwater ecosystems from salinization. Philos. Trans. B 374, 20180019.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0019   link to article

2018  (back to top)

Anzaldua, G., Gerner, N. V., Lago, M., Abhold, K., Hinzmann, M., Beyer, S., Winking, C., Riegels, N., Krogsgaard Jensen, J., Termes, M., Amorós, J., Wencki, K., Strehl, C., Ugarelli, R., Hasenheit, M., Nafo, I., Hernandez, M., Vilanova, E., Damman, S., Brouwer, S., Rouillard, J., Schwesig, D., Birk, S. (2018) Getting into the water with the Ecosystem Services Approach: The DESSIN ESS evaluation framework. Ecosystem Services, 30, 318-326.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.12.004   link to article

Bechter, T., Baumann, K., Birk, S., Bolik, F., Graf, W., Pletterbauer, F. (2018) LaRiMo - A simple and efficient GIS-based approach for large-scale morphological assessment of large European rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 628-629, 1191-1199.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.084   link to article

Gerner, N. V., Nafo, I., Winking, C., Wencki, K., Strehl, C., Wortberg, T., Niemann, A., Anzaldua, G., Lago, M., Birk, S. (2018) Large-scale river restoration pays off: A case study of ecosystem service valuation for the Emscher restoration generation project
https://doi.org/S2212041617303753   link to article

Lazaridou, M., Ntislidou, C., Karaouzas, I., Skoulikidis, N. & Birk, S. (2018) Harmonization of the assessment method for classifying the ecological quality status of very large Greek rivers. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 419, 50
https://doi.org/10.1051/kmae/2018038   link to article

2016  (back to top)

Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Eme, D., Gerisch, M., Hering, D., Kernan, M., Maileht, K., Mischke, U., Ott, I., Pletterbauer, F., Poikane, S., Salgado, J., Sayer, C.D., van Wichelen, J. & Malard, F. (2016) Disentangling the effects of land use and geo-climatic factors on diversity in European freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 60, 71-83.   link to article

Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Eme, D., Gerisch, M., Hering, D., Kernan, M., Maileht, K., Mischke, U., Ott, I., Pletterbauer, F., Poikane, S., Salgado, J., Sayer, C.D., van Wichelen, J. & Malard, F. (2016) Disentangling the effects of land use and geo-climatic factors on diversity in European freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 60, 71-83.
doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.06.024

Kelly, M. G., Birk, S., Willby, N. J., Denys, L., Drakare, S., Kahlert, M., Karjalainen, S. M., Marchetto, A., Pitt, J.-A., Urbanic, G. & Poikane, S. (2016) Redundancy in the ecological assessment of lakes: Are phytoplankton, macrophytes and phytobenthos all necessary? Science of The Total Environment, 568, 594-602   link to article

Nõges, P., Argillier, C., Borja, Á., Garmendia, J. M., Hanganu, J., Kodes, V., Pletterbauer, F., Sagouis, A. & Birk, S. (2016) Quantified biotic and abiotic responses to multiple stress in freshwater, marine and ground waters. Science of The Total Environment, 540, 43-52.   link to article

Wiegleb, G., Gebler, D., van de Weyer, K. & Birk, S. (2016) Comparative test of ecological assessment methods of lowland streams based on long-term monitoring data of macrophytes. Science of the Total Environment, 541, 1269-1281.   link to article

2015  (back to top)

Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Göthe, E., Larsen, S., O'Hare, M., Birk, S., Riis, T. & Friberg, N. (2015) Plant trait characteristics vary with size and eutrophication in European lowland streams. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 1617-1628.   link to article

Hering, D., Carvalho, L., Argillier, C., Beklioglu, M., Borja, A., Cardoso, A. C., Duel, H., Ferreira, T., Globevnik, L., Hanganu, J., Hellsten, S., Jeppesen, E., Kodes, V., Lyche Solheim, A., Nõges, T., Ormerod, S., Panagopoulos, Y., Schmutz, S. Venohr, M. & Birk, S. (2015) Managing aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress - an introduction to the MARS project. Science of The Total Environment, 503-504, 10-21.   link to article

Poikane, S., Birk, S., Böhmer, J., Carvalho, L., Hoyos, C. De, Gassner, H., Hellsten, S., Kelly, M., Lyche-Solheim, A., Olin, M., Pall, K., Phillips, G., Portielje, R., Ritterbusch, D., Sandin, L., Schartau, A.-K., Solimini, A. G., van den Berg, M., Wolframs, G. & van de Bund, W. (2015) A hitchhiker's guide to European lake ecological assessment and intercalibration. Ecological Indicators, 52, 533-544.   link to article

2014  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Ecke, F. (2014) The potential of remote sensing in ecological status assessment of coloured lakes using aquatic plants. Ecological Indicators, 46, 398-406:   link to article

Poikane, S., Zampoukas, N., Borja, A., Davies, S. P., van de Bund, W. & Birk, S. (2014) Intercalibration of aquatic ecological assessment methods in the European Union: Lessons learned and way forward. Environmental Science & Policy, 44, 237-246.

2013  (back to top)

Birk, S., Bellack, E., Böhmer, J., Mischke, U., Schaumburg, J., Schütz, C. & Witt, J. (2013) Die Interkalibrierung nach EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie - Neue Ergebnisse und Resümee. Wasserwirtschaft, 1/2, 52-55.

Birk, S., Willby, N., Kelly, M., Bonne, W., Borja, A., Poikane, S. & van de Bund, W. (2013) Intercalibrating classifications of ecological status: Europe's quest for common management objectives for aquatic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment, 454-455, 490-499.

Brucet, S., Poikane, S., Lyche-Solheim, A. & Birk, S. (2013) Biological assessment of European lakes: ecological rationale and human impacts. Freshwater Biology, 58, 1106-1115.

Brucet, S., Poikane, S., Lyche-Solheim, A. & Birk, S. (2013) Biological assessment of European lakes: ecological rationale and human impacts. Freshwater Biology, 58, 1106-1115.   link to article

Lyche-Solheim, A., Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Phillips, G., Carvalho, L., Morabito, G., Mischke, U., Willby, N., Søndergaard, M., Hellsten, S., Kolada, A., Mjelde, M., Böhmer, J., Miler, O., Pusch, M., Argillier, C., Jeppesen, E., Lauridsen, T. & Poikane, S. (2013) Ecological status assessment of European lakes: a comparison of metrics for phytoplankton, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates and fish. Hydrobiologia, 704, 57-74.

Marbà, N., Krause-Jensen, D., Alcoverro, T., Birk, S., Pedersen, A., Neto, J.M., Orfanidis, S., Garmendia, J.M., Muxika, I., Borja, A., Dencheva, K. & Duarte, C.M. (2013) Diversity of European seagrass indicators: Patterns within and across regions. Hydrobiologia, 704, 265-278.   link to article

2012  (back to top)

Bellack, E., Birk, S. & Linnenweber, C. (2012) Bewertung erheblich veränderter Fließgewässer in Deutschland. Wasser und Abfall, 12, 37-40.   link to article

Birk, S., Bonne, W., Borja, A., Brucet, S., Courrat, A., Poikane, S., Solimini, A.G., Bund, W. van de, Zampoukas, N. & Hering, D. (2012) Three hundred ways to assess Europe's surface waters: an almost complete overview of biological methods to implement the Water Framework Directive. Ecological Indicators, 18, 31-41.

Birk, S., van Kouwen, L. & Willby, N. (2012) Harmonising the bioassessment of large rivers in the absence of near-natural reference conditions - a case study of the Danube River. Freshwater Biology, 57, 1716-1732.

Pardo, I., Gómez-Rodríguez, C., Wasson, J.-G., Owen, R., Bund, W. van de, Kelly, M.G., Bennett, C., Birk, S., Buffagni, A., Erba, S., Mengin, N., Murray-Bligh, J. & Ofenböck, G. (2012) The European reference condition concept: a scientific and technical approach to identify minimally-impacted river ecosystems. Science of The Total Environment, 420, 33-42.   link to article

2011  (back to top)

Bennett, C., Owen, R., Birk, S., Buffagni, A., Erba, S., Mengin, N., Murray-Bligh, J., Ofenböck, G., Pardo, I., van De Bund, W., Wagner, F. & Wasson, J.-G. (2011) Bringing European river quality into line: an exercise to intercalibrate macro-invertebrate classification methods. Hydrobiologia, 667, 31-48.   link to article

Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Bradley, D.C., Hering, D., Kail, J., Marzin, A., Melcher, A., Nemitz, D., Pedersen, M.L., Pletterbauer. F., Pont, D., Verdonschot, P.F.M. & Friberg, N. (2011) From Natural to Degraded Rivers and Back Again: a test of restoration ecology theory and practice. Advances in Ecological Research, 44, 119-209.

Pavlin, M., Birk, S., Hering, D. & Urbanic, G. (2011) The role of land use, nutrients, and other stressors in shaping benthic invertebrate assemblages in Slovenian rivers. Hydrobiologia, 678, 137-153.

2010  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Willby, N. (2010) Towards harmonization of ecological quality classification: establishing common grounds in European macrophyte assessment for rivers. Hydrobiologia, 652, 149-163.   link to article

2009  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Hering, D. (2009) A new procedure for comparing class boundaries of biological assessment methods: a case study from the Danube Basin. Ecological Indicators, 3, 528-539.

Birk, S., Bellack, E., Böhmer, J., Bunzel, K., Fischer, F., Kolbinger, A., Mischke, U., Schaumburg, J. & Schütz, C. (2009) Die Interkalibrierung nach EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie - Ergebnisse der ersten Interkalibrierungsphase 2005-2007. Wasserwirtschaft, 5, 20-25.   link to article

2007  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Böhmer, J. (2007) Die Interkalibrierung nach EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie - Grundlagen und Verfahren. Wasserwirtschaft, 9, 10-14.   link to article

2006  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Hering, D. (2006) Direct comparison of assessment methods using benthic macroinvertebrates: a contribution to the intercalibration exercise. Hydrobiologia, 566, 401-415.   link to article

Birk, S. & Hering, D. (2006) Direct comparison of assessment methods using benthic macroinvertebrates: a contribution to the EU Water Framework Directive intercalibration exercise. Hydrobiologia, 566, 401-415.

Birk, S., Korte, T. & Hering, D. (2006) Intercalibration of assessment methods for macrophytes in lowland streams: direct comparison and analysis of common metrics. Hydrobiologia, 566, 417-430.


 

Research reports

2015  (back to top)

Birk, S., Alejos Sampedro, A., Andersen, H.E., Argillier, C., Auer, S., Beklio?lu, M., Bloomfield, J., Bondar, E., Borja, Á., Bowes, M., Branco, P., Bucak, T., Cardoso, A.C., Carvalho, L., Cid, N., Constantinescu, A., Couture, R.M., Cremona, F., Duel, H., Edward, F. Faneca Sanchez, M., Feld, C., Ferreira, T., Feuchtmayr, H., Forsius, M., Garmendia, J.M., Gieswein, A., Graf, W. Grizzetti, B., Hanganu, J., Hellsten, S., Hering, D., Holmberg, M., Hutchins, M., Järvrkülg, R., Jeppesen, E. Kodes, V., Kuijper, M., Lanzanova, D., Liquete, C., Lu, S., Lyche Solheim, A., Mischke, U., Moe, J., Nõges, P., Ormerod, S., Panagopoulos, Y. Penning, E., Pletterbauer, F., Prudhomme, C., Rankinen, K., Reynaud, A., Sagouis, A., Schinegger, R. Schmutz, S., Schneider, S., Schülting, L., Spears, B., Stefanidis, K., Thodsen, H., Timm, H., Trolle, D. & Venohr, M. (2015) MARS Deliverable 2.1: Four manuscripts on the multiple stressor framework (Review of multiple stressors and their effects on European surface waters ; Cook-book for ecosystem service assessment and valuation in European water resource management; Framework to select indicators of multi-stressor effects for European river basin management ; Report on the MARS scenarios of future changes in drivers and pressures with respect to Europe?s water resources). University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen: 74 pp   link to article

Döbbelt-Grüne, S., Hartmann, C., Birk, S., Koenzen, U., Sondermann, M. & Hering, D. (2015) Bewertung von HMWB / AWB - Fließgewässern und Ableitung des HÖP / GÖP. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA) - LFP 1.13. Planungsbüro Koenzen/Universität Duisburg-Essen, Hilden/Essen: 63 pp.   link to article

2014  (back to top)

Birk, S., Strackbein, J., Lyche Solheim, A. & Schmidt-Kloiber, A. (2014) MARS Deliverable 1.1: Overview of external projects relevant to MARS and detailed plans on how to cooperate with them; detailed communication strategy; production and publication online of the project website. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen: 41 pp.   link to article

Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Eme, D., Gerisch, M., Hering, D., Kernan, M., Malard, F., Salgado Bonnet, J. & Pletterbauer, F. (2014) BioFresh Deliverable 6.7: Manuscript on the effects of multiple stressors on freshwater biodiversity patterns. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen: 83 pp.   link to article

Lago, M., Anzaldua, G., Abhold, K., Beyer, S., Birk, S., Gerner, N., Krogsgaard, J., Nafo, I., Riegels, N., Strehl, C., Ugarelli, R. & Wencki, K. (2014) DESSIN Deliverable 11.1: Internal state of the art report on ecosystem service evaluation. Water status related changes in ecosystem services, economic valuation and sustainability assessment of ecosystem services. Ecologic Institute, Berlin: 71 pp.

2013  (back to top)

Feld, C.K., Birk, S., Eme, D., Gerisch, M., Hering, D., Kernan, M., Malard, F., Stendera, S., Salgado Bonnet, J. & Pletterbauer, F. (2013) BioFresh Deliverable 6.6: Manuscript on the comparison of biodiversity response to environmental stressors. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen: 60 pp.   link to article

2012  (back to top)

Birk, S., Willby, N.J., Kelly, M., Borja, A., van de Bund, W., Poikane, S., Bonne, W. & Zampoukas, N. (2012) WISER Deliverable 2.2-4: Report for ECOSTAT: Intercalibration - review of methods and recommendations for current and planned intercalibration work. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen: 21 pp.

Döbbelt-Grüne, S., Hartmann, C., Birk, S., Koenzen, U. & Hering, D. (2012) Bewertung von HMWB / AWB - Fließgewässern und Ableitung des HÖP / GÖP. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA) - LFP 3.10. Planungsbüro Koenzen/Universität Duisburg-Essen, Hilden/Essen: 107 pp.

Schöll, F., Birk, S. & Böhmer, J. (2012) XGIG Large River Intercalibration Exercise - WFD Intercalibration Phase 2: Milestone 6 report. Joint Research Institute, Ispra (IT): 73 pp.   link to article

2011  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2011) ECrivGIG Intercalibration Exercise "Macrophytes" - WFD Intercalibration Phase 2: Milestone 6 report. Joint Research Institute, Ispra (IT): 23 pp.   link to article

Birk, S. (2011) Interkalibrierung Makrophyten und sehr große Fließgewässer. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Proj.-Nr. O 7.09 im Länderfinanzierungsprogramm "Wasser, Boden und Abfall", 141 pp.   link to article

Birk, S. & Willby, N. (2011) CBrivGIG Intercalibration Exercise "Macrophytes" - WFD Intercalibration Phase 2: Milestone 6 report. Joint Research Institute, Ispra (IT): 41 pp.   link to article

2010  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2010) Interkalibrierung - Teilprojekt: Vertretung in GIG und Makrophyten-Berechnungen. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Proj.-Nr. O 7.09 im Länderfinanzierungsprogramm "Wasser, Boden und Abfall", 52 pp.   link to article

Hering, D., Birk, S., Lyche Solheim, A., Moe, J., Carvalho, L., Borja, A., Hendriksen, P., Krause-Jensen, D., Lauridsen, T., Sondergaard, M., Pont, D., Johnson, R., Kolada, A., Porst, G., Marba, N., Noges, P., Ott, I., Marques, J.C., Irvine, K. & Basset, A. (2010) WISER Deliverable 2.2-2: Guidelines for indicator development. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 22 pp.

2009  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2009) Interkalibrierung - Makrophyten in Fließgewässern im GIG Mitteleuropa/Baltikum im Jahr 2008. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Proj.-Nr. O 6.08 im  Länderfinanzierungsprogramm "Wasser, Boden und Abfall", 42 pp.   link to article

Birk, S. & van Kouwen, L. (2009) Supportive analysis of the second Joint Danube Survey data (typology, intercalibration) and Technical support of the Eastern Continental Geographical Intercalibration Group. Final report commissioned by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), 83 pp.   link to article

2008  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2008) Interkalibrierung Makrophyten in Fließgewässern im GIG Mitteleuropa/Baltikum. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Proj.-Nr. O 1.07 im Länderfinanzierungsprogramm "Wasser, Boden und Abfall", 51 pp.   link to article

2007  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2007) River Basin Management Tools: Intercalibration. Technical implementation and communication of the WFD intercalibration exercise in the Danube River Basin. Final report commissioned by the UNDP/GEP Danube Regional Project. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 103 pp.   link to article

Birk, S. & Vogel, B. (2007) Final Report on the EC GIG Diatom Intercalibration Exercise for R-E4. Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 17 pp.

Birk, S., Böhmer, J., Hering, D., Meier, C., Rolauffs, P. & Schaumburg, J. (2007) EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie - Harmonisierung der Berichterstattung zur ökologischen Einstufung nach EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (Interkalibrierung biologischer Untersuchungsverfahren in Deutschland) - FKZ 20524289. Abschlussbericht der Abteilung Angewandte Zoologie/Hydrobiologie der Universität Duisburg-Essen im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes, Essen, 111 pp.

Birk, S., Willby, N., Chauvin, C., Coops, H.C., Denys, L., Galoux, D., Kolada, A., Pall, K., Pardo, I., Pot, R. & Stelzer, D. (2007) Report on the Central Baltic River GIG Macrophyte Intercalibration Exercise, 82 pp.   link to article

Böhmer, J., Birk, S. & Schindehütte, K. (2007) Begleitung des Interkalibrierungsprozesses. Abschlussbericht im Auftrag der Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Proj.-Nr. O 9.06 im Länderfinanzierungsprogramm "Wasser, Boden und Abfall", 145 pp.

Pottgiesser, T. & Birk, S. (2007) River Basin Management Tools: River Typologies. Harmonisation of DRB Typologies. Final report commissioned by the UNDP/GEP Danube Regional Project. Umweltbüro Essen, Essen, 39 pp.   link to article

2005  (back to top)

Cardoso, A. C., Solimini, A. G., Premazzi, G., Birk, S., Hale, P., Rafael, T.  & Serrano, M. L. (2005) Report on Harmonisation of freshwater biological methods. EUR 21769 EN. European Communities, Ispra, 124 pp.

2003  (back to top)

Sommerhäuser, M., Robert, S., Birk, S., Hering, D., Moog, O., Stubauer, I. & Ofenböck, T. (2003) Activity 1.1.6 "Developing the typology of surface waters and defining the relevant reference conditions". Abschlussbericht im UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project ?Strengthening the implementation capacities for nutrient reduction and transboundary cooperation in the Danube River Basin. Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 97 pp.

Sommerhäuser, M., Robert, S., Birk, S., Hering, D., Moog, O., Stubauer, I. & Ofenböck, T. (2003) Activity 1.1.7 "Implementing ecological status assessment in line with requirements of EU Water Framework Directive using specific bio-indicators". Abschlussbericht UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project ?Strengthening the implementation capacities for nutrient reduction and transboundary cooperation in the Danube River Basin. Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 60 pp.


 

Other publications

2015  (back to top)

Döbbelt-Grüne, S., Hartmann, C., Birk, S., Koenzen, U., Sondermann, M. & Hering, D. (2015) Handbuch zur Bewertung und planerischen Bearbeitung von erheblich veränderten (HMWB) und künstlichen Wasserkörpern (AWB) - Version 3.0. Planungsbüro Koenzen/Universität Duisburg-Essen, Hilden/Essen: 137 pp.   link to article

2014  (back to top)

Pottgiesser, T. & Birk, S. (2014) Steckbriefe der Fließgewässertypen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg. Umweltbüro Essen, Essen: 70 pp.   link to article

2012  (back to top)

Birk, S., Bonne, W., van de Bund, W., Poikane, S. & Zampoukas, N. (2012) Europe's quest for common management objectives of aquatic ecosystems: a preliminary overview of intercalibration results. In: Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Hartmann, A., Strackbein, J., Feld, C.K. & Hering, D. (Eds.): Current questions in water management. Book of abstracts to the WISER final conference Tallinn, Estonia, 25-26 January 2012. Eesti Maaülikool, Estonia: 28-29.

Hering, D., Birk, S., Feld, C.K. & Strackbein, J. (2012) Overview and outcome of WISER, future research needs and obstacles. In: Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Hartmann, A., Strackbein, J., Feld, C.K. & Hering, D. (Eds.): Current questions in water management. Book of abstracts to the WISER final conference Tallinn, Estonia, 25-26 January 2012. Eesti Maaülikool, Estonia: 72-74.

Pavlin, M., Birk, S., Hering, D. & Urbanic, G. (2012) Disentangling the multiple stressors affecting benthic invertebrate assemblages in three European inland water ecoregions - a study of Slovenian rivers with implications for management. In: Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Hartmann, A., Strackbein, J., Feld, C.K. & Hering, D. (Eds.): Current questions in water management. Book of abstracts to the WISER final conference Tallinn, Estonia, 25-26 January 2012. Eesti Maaülikool, Estonia: 153-156.

2011  (back to top)

Birk, S., Strackbein, J. & Hering, D. (2011) WISER methods database. Version: March 2011.   link to article

2010  (back to top)

Willby, N. J. & Birk, S. (2010) Definition of comparability criteria for setting class boundaries - Outline of the procedure to compare and harmonise the national classifications of ecological status according to the WFD intercalibration exercise. University of Stirling and University of Duisburg-Essen, Stirling and Essen, 25 pp.   link to article

2009  (back to top)

Schmedtje, U., Birk, S., Poikane, S., van De Bund, W. & Bonne, W. (2009) Guidance document on the intercalibration process 2008-2011. Guidance Document No. 14. Common Implementation Strategy for the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), 55 pp.   link to article

2008  (back to top)

Birk, S., N. Willby, N. & Chauvin, C. (2008) Makrophyten in Fließgewässern - Bewertung und Interkalibrierung. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Erweiterte Zusammenfassungen der Jahrestagung 2007 in Münster. DGL, Werder, 337-340.

Moog, O., Sommerhäuser, M., Robert, S., Battisti, T., Birk, S., Hering, D., Ofenböck, T., Schmedtje, U., Schmidt-Kloiber, A. & Vogel, B. (2008) Typology of Danube River sections based on environmental characteristics and benthic invertebrate assemblages. Archiv für Hydrobiologie - Supplement "Large Rivers", 166, 127-144.

2005  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Schmedtje, U. (2005) Towards harmonization of water quality classification in the Danube River Basin: Overview of biological assessment methods for running waters. Archiv für Hydrobiologie - Supplement "Large Rivers" 16, 171-196.

Buffagni, A., Erba, S., Birk, S., Cazzola, M., Feld, C., Ofenböck, T., Murray-Bligh, J., Furse, M. T., Clark, R. T., Hering, D., Soszka, H. & v. d. Bund, W. (2005) Towards European Inter-calibration for the Water Framework Directive: Procedures and examples for different river types from the E.C. project STAR. 11th STAR deliverable. STAR Contract No: EVK1-CT 2001-00089. Quad. Ist. Ric. Acque 123, 468 pp.

Schmedtje, U., Bachmann, J., Behrendt, H., Birk, S., Biza, P., D'Eugenio, J., v. Gils, J., Grath, J., Hamchevici, C., Hansen, W., Interwies, E., Kampa, E., Lindinger, H., Liska, I., Popescu, L., Popovici, M., Pottgiesser, T., Sigmund, G., Sommerhäuser, M., Speck, S., Stubauer, I., Vogel, B., Weller, P., Winkelmann-Oei, G. & Zinke, A. (2005) Danube Basin Analysis (WFD Roof Report 2004). The Danube River Basin District - River basin characteristics, impacts of human activities and economic analysis required under Article 5, Annex II and Annex III, and inventory of protected areas required under Article 6, Annex IV of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) - Part A - Basin-wide overview. ICPDR, Vienna, 191 pp.

2004  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2004) Towards harmonization of quality classification: Overview of biological assessment methods for watercourses in the Danube River Basin. In: Teodorovic, I., Radulovic, S. & Bloesch, J. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 35th IAD conference "Scientific concepts and implementation of sustainable transboundary river basin management", Novi Sad, 2004. Visio Mundi Academic Press, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, 59-64.

Birk, S. & Rolauffs, P. (2004) A preliminary study comparing the results between the Austrian, Czech and German saprobic systems for the intercalibration of cross-border river basin districts. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Tagungsbericht 2003 (Köln). DGL, Werder, 74-79.

2003  (back to top)

Birk, S. (2003) Überblick über die Methoden zur Fließgewässerbewertung in Europa. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Tagungsbericht 2002 (Braunschweig). DGL, Werder, 109-113.

2002  (back to top)

Birk, S. & Hering, D. (2002) Waterview web-database - a comprehensive review of European assessment methods for rivers. FBA news no. 20, winter 2002. Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside, 4 pp.


Books/book chapters

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Dissertation


Birk, S. (2009) Intercalibration of national methods to assess the ecological quality of rivers in Europe using benthic invertebrates and aquatic flora. PhD-thesis at the Department of Geography and Biology of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 127 pp.

Diploma thesis


Birk, S. (2003) Review of European assessment methods for rivers and streams using benthic invertebrates, aquatic flora, fish and hydromorphology. Diplomarbeit im Fachbereich Biologie und Geographie, Abteilung Hydrobiologie der Universität Duisburg-Essen, 103 pp.

Intercalibration tools

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Intercalibration Option 2 Spreadsheets
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Intercalibration Option 3 Spreadsheets
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Birk, S., Willby, N.J. & Nemitz, D. (2011) User’s manual of the intercalibration spreadsheets. January 2011: 15 pp. Download pdf (280kb)

Willby, N.J. & Birk, S. (2010a) Definition of comparability criteria for setting class boundaries - Outline of the procedure to compare and harmonise the national classifications of ecological status according to the WFD intercalibration exercise. March 2010. Final report commissioned by JRC Ispra. Stirling and Essen: 25 pp.
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Willby, N.J. & Birk, S. (2010b) A case study of three techniques for assessing comparability of national methods of ecological classification. August 2010. Final report commissioned by JRC Ispra. Stirling and Essen: 49 pp.
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