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AWAITING REVIEW

A summary table of the ecological indicators listed on SOKI.

IndicatorAttributePurposeIf restricted to taxa, list which onesEcosystem applicabilityIdentified capabilityBiological classification levelResponse variableDriversRobustness

Abundance

Community structure, Trophic structure, Habitat structure and condition

All species

 

Should be applicable for al ecosystems

Aspirational

Community, Ecosystem

Species-based

Anthropogenic

Medium to high

Abundance biomass curveCommunity structurePolluted populations, FisheriesBenthic communitiesSo far benthic communities in temperate, semi-enclosed coastal systemDemonstrable CommunitySpecies-based, TrophodynamicsTrophodynamicsPotentially high
Biomass of species of interestCommunity structure; Trophic structure, Population structure; Predator-prey balanceFisheries Should be suitable for all ecosystemsDemonstrableEcosystem; Community; Population

Size-baaed, Trophodynamic, Environmental

TrophodynamicPotentially high

Bioconstruction index

Community composition, Habitat structure and condition

Fisheries

 

Developed for coral reefs

Aspirational

Community

Trophodynamic, Species-based

Anthropogenic, Environmental

Low

Bottom roughness - Acoustic signal strengthHabitat structure and conditionFisheries, Benthic habitatsBenthicApplicable to all ecosystemsDemonstrableCommunity

Environmental

Anthropogenic, EnvironmentalMedium to high

CCAMLR predator-prey-environmental index

Community structure and function, Trophic structure, Habitat structure and condition

CEMP

 

Potentially applicable for any marine ecosystem

Aspirational

Community. Ecosystem

Environment, Trophodynamic, Species-based

Trophodynamic

Potentially high

Chlorophyll a

Tropic structure, Community structure, Eutrophication

Phytoplankton; Fisheries

 

Should be applicable to all ecosystems

Demonstrable

Ecosystem, Community

Species-based, Trophodynamic

Anthropogenic

Medium

Composite multi-metric index (eg Index of biotic integrity (IBI), Estuarine Biotic Integrity index (EBI)

Community structure and function, Ecosystem structure and function

 

 

Potentially applicable to any marine system

Aspirational

Community, Ecosystem

Species-based, Trophodynamic, Environmental

Environmental

Potentially high

Discard rateDiscard availability or depletion, Community structure, Trophic structure, Population structureFisheries Should be applicable to all ecosystemsDemonstrablePopulation, Community, EcosystemSpecies-based, TrophodynamicAnthropogenicLow to medium
Diversity and taxonomic relatedness of species

Community structure; heterogeneity

Fisheries Should be suitable for all ecosystemsAspirationalEcosystem; CommunitySpecies-basedTrophodynamic, AnthropogenicLow to medium

Dominance of detritus

Ecosystem structure and function, Community structure, Eutrophication

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Aspirational

Ecosystem

Environmental, Trophodynamic

Anthropogenic

Medium to low

Fishery is balanced (FIB Index)Trophic shiftsFisheries Should be applicable to all ecosystemsAspirationalEcosystem, CommunityTrophodynamic

Anthropogenic, Trophodynamic

Medium
K dominance curvesCommunity structureFisheries Should be applicable to all ecosystem typesAspirationalEcosystemSpecies-basedAnthropogenicPotentially high

Leverage points

Habitat structure and condition, Community structure and function, Trophic structure, Ecosystem structure and function

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable in any system

Aspirational

Community, Ecosystem

Environmental

Anthropogenic, Environmental

High

Mean trophic levelTrophic shifts, Trophic structureFisheries Applicable to all systemsAspirationalEcosystemTrophodynamicAnthropogenicMedium to high
Mortality and potential jeopardyCommunity structure, Population structureFisheries Potentially applicable to all ecosystems Demonstrable, Aspirational (depends on the method)Community, PopulationSpecies-based; Size-basedAnthropogenicMedium to potentially high

Multiple matrix (cover, diameter, density, vertical relief)

Habitat structure and condition

Fisheries

 

Applicable to all ecosystems

Aspirational

Community

Environmental, Trophodynamic

Anthropogenic

High

Ordination methodsCommunity structure; heterogeneityFisheries Should be applicable to all ecosystems

Aspirational

Ecosystem; communitySpecies-basedAnthropogenic, EnvironmentalLow to medium

Primary production required

Ecosystem structure and function, Community structure, Trophic structure

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable to all ecosystems

 

Ecosystem

Trophodynamics

Anthropogenic

High

Production/Biomass

Ecosystem structure and function

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable to all ecosystems

Demonstrable

Ecosystem

Trophodynamic, Environmental

Trophodynamic

Medium

Rates of anatomical damageHabitat structure and conditionFisheriesBenthic communitiesBenthic northern hemisphere boreal, temperate shelf and slope systems.DemonstrableCommunity

Trophodynamics, Environmental

AnthropogenicLow to high
Rate of catch of species at risk, Potential Biological Removal (PBR) ratesEfficacy of bycatch reduction mitigation measures, Discard availability or depletion, Community structure, Trophic structure, Population structureFisheries, Marine mammals, Seabirds, Marine turtles, Sea snakes Should be applicable to all marine ecosystemsAspirationalPopulation, Community, EcosystemSpecies-basedTrophodynamic, Anthropogenic Low
Ratios of trophic or habitat group - eg, biomass ratios of infauna/epifauna or pelagic/demersal or piscivore/planktivoreTrophic structureFisheries Mostly temperate shelf to coastal inshoreDemonstrableEcosystemSpecies-based, TrophodynamicsAnthropogenic, TrophodynamicsPotentially medium to high

Redfield ratio

Trophic structure, Eutrophication

 

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Demonstrable

Ecosystem

Environmental

Environmental, Anthropogenic

Low to medium

Relative ascendency

Ecosystem structure and function

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Aspirational

Ecosystem

Environmental, Trophodynamic

Anthropogenic

Medium to high

Reproductive performance (eg. fledging rates, number of breeding pairs, number of chicks per nest, provisioning rates)Prey and discard availability or depletionSeabirds, Fisheries Applicable to all ecosystem with large predators DemonstrablePopulation, EcosystemSpecies-based; TrophodynamicTrophodynamic, AnthropogenicPotentially medium to high

Residence time

Ecosystem structure and function

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Aspirational

Ecosystem

Environmental

Environmental

Medium to low

Size or age structurePopulation structure, Trophic structureFisheries Should be appropriate to all habitats and ecosystemsDemonstrablePopulation, EcosystemSize-basedAnthropogenicMedium to high
Size-spectra slopes and interceptsCommunity structure, Tropic shifts, Predator-prey balanceFisheries Should be applicable to all systemsDemonstrableCommunity, Ecosystem

Size-based; Trophodynamics

Anthropogenic, TrophodynamicsHigh potential

System Omnivory Index

Ecosystem structure and function, Community structure, Trophic structure

Fisheries

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Demonstrable

Ecosystem

Trophodynamic

Anthropogenic, Trophodynamic

Medium to high

Temporal variability of total biomassTropic shifts; Community structureFisheries Should be applicable to all ecosystemsDemonstrableCommunity; Ecosystem

Species-based; Trophodynamics

TrophodynamicsPotentially medium to high

Throughput

Ecosystem structure and function

Ecosystem size

 

Should be applicable in all ecosystems

Demonstrable

Ecosystem

Species-based, Environmental

Environmental

Medium to low

Trait compositionTropic shifts, Community structure, Population structureFisheries Should be applicable in all ecosystemsAspirationalEcosystem, Community, PopulationSpecies-based, Size-basedAnthropogenicMedium

 

 

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