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Assessing the sensitivity of subtidal sedimentary habitats to pressures associated with marine activities – Phase 2 Report 2014

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring 512B

Abstract

JNCC commissioned this project to generate an improved understanding of the sensitivities of subtidal sedimentary habitats, found in UK waters, to pressures associated with human activities in the marine environment. This work will contribute to supporting management advice provided for Marine Protected Areas, as well as UK marine monitoring and assessment work.

This report presents the results of Phase 2 of this project, which was to produce a literature review of information on the resilience and resistance of characterising species of the ecological groups to pressures associated with activities in the marine environment. The Tillin et al (2010) sensitivity assessment methodology was modified to use the best-available scientific evidence that could be collated within the project timescale. This review formed the basis of an assessment of the sensitivity of the 16 ecological groups identified in Phase 1 of the project (Tillin & Tyler-Walters 2014).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·09·01

Citation
Tillin, H. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2014. Assessing the sensitivity of subtidal sedimentary habitats to pressures associated with marine activities – Phase 2 Report, JNCC Report No. 512B. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This project was commissioned to generate an improved understanding of the sensitivities of subtidal sedimentary habitats, found in UK waters, to pressures associated with human activities in the marine environment.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·10·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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