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A review of methodologies that could be used to formulate ecologically meaningful targets for marine habitat coverage within the UK MPA network 2011

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 JNCC report series Marine Marine conservation zone Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Marine protected area Surveillance and Monitoring 438 EUNIS

Abstract

This report reviews the relevant literature on formulating ecologically meaningful targets for habitat coverage within a protected area network. The objective of the study was to assess which approaches could be used to formulate ecologically meaningful percentage ranges for the coverage of EUNIS level 3 marine habitat types and 'habitats of conservation importance' within an MPA network.

The review included published peer-reviewed journal articles and unpublished grey literature, and research findings and conservation plans from around the world covering terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The amount and quality of data required by each approach against the data available for the task was reviewed, and a SWOT analysis was undertaken to evaluate the methodologies reviewed.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2011·01·01

Citation
Rondinini, C. 2010. A review of methodologies that could be used to formulate ecologically meaningful targets for marine habitat coverage within the UK MPA network. JNCC Report No. 438, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report provides a review of the relevant literature on formulating ecologically meaningful targets for habitat coverage within a protected area network.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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