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Conceptual Ecological Modelling of Sublittoral Rock Habitats to Inform Indicator Selection 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats 560 EUNIS Model


It is intended that the models produced by this project will be used to guide indicator selection for the monitoring of this habitat in UK waters. CEMs may eventually be produced for a range of habitat types defined under the UK Marine Biodiversity Monitoring R&D Programme (UKMBMP), which, along with stressor models, are designed to show the interactions within impacted habitats, would form the basis of a robust method for indicator selection. This project builds on the work to develop CEMs for shallow sublittoral coarse sediment habitats (Alexander et al 2014).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·05·01

Alexander, D., Coates, D.A., Tillin, H. & Tyler-Walters, H. (2015) Conceptual Ecological Modelling of Sublittoral Rock Habitats to Inform Indicator Selection, JNCC Report No. 560. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

In order to manage the marine environment effectively, it is necessary for decision makers to have access to suitable tools for identifying the state of marine biodiversity and, where a change in state occurs, to identify possible manageable causes. The use of indicators provides one such method, as a proxy for ecological status.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·30

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Communications, JNCC

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