A new diatom index to assess ecological quality of running waters: a case study of water bodies in western Anatolia
Trophic index Turkey (TIT) tested in this study provides information about assessment of running waters. Compared with EPI-D, TIT was more competitive and had a well-fitting regression with logTP. EQR based on TIT showed a negative significant correlation with logTP. TIT could be a useful biological metric for freshwater monitoring.