Section 5. Results of the Indicator Evaluations
Detailed spreadsheets showing the results of the indicator evaluation are available at the following link: Indicator Evaluation Spreadsheets. Summary tables are included at the end of this section. Following the framework outlined in Section 3, we organize the results of the evaluation by PSP ecosystem goals (i.e. Species, Habitat, Food Webs, Water Quality, and Water Quantity). Each goal has been divided per unique ecosystem domain (marine, freshwater, interface, and terrestrial).
A focused discussion of the evaluation by goal is presented in the following sections. The discussions include a summary of the results of the evaluation, as well as a presentation of the salient issues to Puget Sound, which were identified during the literature review. The section on Water Quality includes the complete literature review, which was performed in order to identify indicators appropriate for use in Puget Sound.
About the Science Review
Puget Sound Science Review
- Ecosystem-Based Management: Understanding Future and Desired System States
- Section 1. Introduction
- Section 2. The Future of Puget Sound: Where are We Going?
- Section 3. An Approach to Selecting Ecosystem Indicators for Puget Sound
- Section 4. Evaluation of Potential Indicators for Puget Sound
- Section 5. Results of the Indicator Evaluations
- Section 6. Defining Ecosystem Reference Levels: A Case in Puget Sound
- Section 7. Glossary
- Ecosystem-Based Management: Incorporating Human Well-being
- Ecosystem-Based Management: Ecosystem Protection and Restoration Strategies
- The Biophysical Condition of Puget Sound: Biology
- The Biophysical Condition of Puget Sound: Chemistry
- The Biophysical Condition of Puget Sound: Physical Environment
- Threats: Impacts of Natural Events and Human Activities on the Ecosystem