Exploring the Components and Processes of Marine Ecosystems Critical to Ecosystem Service Generation 2016
This report explores the marine ecosystem components and processes that influence potential ecosystem service delivery.
Ecosystem service delivery in the marine environment is driven by a number of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components and processes. Examining how these components and processes influence ecosystem service delivery, both spatially and temporally, is crucial to understanding service delivery. In turn this understanding may help to inform marine spatial planning, ecosystem-based management, blue growth, impact assessments and wider management plans.
The marine ecosystem components and processes described in this report can be the component or process itself (e.g. the seabed or ocean water mass mixing) or a characteristic of the component or process (e.g. sediment type or stratification).
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2016·09·01
Alexander, D., Rengstorf, A., Wellard, K., de Ros Moliner, A. & Fletcher, S., (2016), Exploring the Components and Processes of Marine Ecosystems Critical to Ecosystem Service Generation, JNCC Report No. 594, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
Using the results of a spatial data mining exercise (informed by the critical component analysis), the potential for delivery of three specific ecosystem services in the UK was mapped.
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·07·19
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC