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Review of Case Studies and Recommendations for the Inclusion of Expert Judgement in Marine Biodiversity Status Assessments 2013

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats 490 Biodiversity

Abstract

In recent years there has been an increasing shift in conservation and natural resource management away from a focus on single species, to an emphasis on ecosystem-level management. Therefore assessments of ecosystem condition are increasingly needed to support evaluation of management effectiveness, and to inform resource-management decisions.

Within the report, four studies from outside of the field of biodiversity assessment were reviewed, with the intention of demonstrating the potential value of expert judgement and to identify any key learning points that may subsequently be applicable to studies relating to biodiversity assessments. Later in the report, a series of thirteen case studies that involve the use of expert judgement in biodiversity assessments (within either terrestrial or marine environments) were critically reviewed, and the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of each case study (SWOT analysis) was appraised.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2013·08·01

Citation
Barnard, S. & Boyes, S.J. 2013. Review of Case Studies and Recommendations for the Inclusion of Expert Judgement in Marine Biodiversity Status Assessments. JNCC Report No. 490, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report examines the potential use of expert judgement as a tool or approach within marine biodiversity status assessments.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·03

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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