DILSTORE software for ecological status assessment of lakes based on benthic diatoms

Éva Hajnal, Csilla Stenger-Kovács, Éva Ács, Judit Padisák

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Until recently, only few diatom indices were developed for monitoring littoral zones of lakes. The available indices are not applicable for all lake types because species lists and environmental constraints' ranges are different. So far, four diatom indices (SCIL, TDIL, S, TI) were developed that use attached diatoms for ecological status assessment therefore a need arose to ease index calculation similarly as it is a wide spread practice in status assessment of rivers by means of the well known OMNIDIA software. DILSTORE 1.1 software has three main functions; (i) calculation of diatom indices and community attributes; (ii) storage and listing of primary diatom data series and (iii) it contains a taxon name coder and a spelling-check program. It can be used as a peripheral aid to generate data sheets for the OMNIDIA. The DILSTORE 1.1 software was developed for IBM PC compatible computers, for Windows users. According to the experiences, the DILSTORE 1.1 software can make the regular lake monitoring practice considerably faster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Benthic diatoms
  • Code converter
  • Data storage
  • Diatom indices
  • Index calculation
  • Monitoring
  • Spelling check

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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