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Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for UK Kelp Habitats 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Seabed Habitats and Geology 0963-8091 Aquatic plants Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Marine Strategy Framework Directive Monitoring Plants Surveillance and Monitoring 525

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to deliver indicators that demonstrate the response to the main pressures acting on UK kelp habitats for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). This was done by reviewing the current state of knowledge of the ecology of kelp in UK waters, and subsequently using existing extensive data on distributions to produce quantitative models of the expected condition of populations of kelp species around the UK as a foundation for assessment of Good Ecological Status (GES). Furthermore, a recommended approach to data gathering and outstanding research has been outlined (along with any anticipated costs) in order to enable the proposed indicator(s) to be made operational.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·09·01

Citation
Burrows, M.T., Smale, D., O’Connor, N., Van Rein, H. & Moore, P. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for UK Kelp Habitats, JNCC Report No. 525, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report discusses indicators that demonstrate responses to the main pressures acting on UK kelp habitats for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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