Marine microbial communities and processes
Component
Summary
Grade
Very poor Poor Good Very good
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

Methods for the assessment of communities have only recently become available and the development of baselines has only just started, so an assessment of status and trends is not possible.

Year(s): 
2016
0
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Low
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not comparable

Knowledge base very limited and condition hard to assess

Year(s): 
2011
4
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Marine microbial communities and processes . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/marine-microbial-communities-and-processes, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296