Monitoring for Biodiversity, Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services - Development of a Monitoring Action Plan 2016
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The “Monitoring Action Plan” forms part of Living With Environmental Change's Ecosystem Task Force Roadmap for Realising the Value of Nature (2014).
A key part of the Roadmap is the production of a Monitoring Action Plan (MAP). This aims to improve the supply of reliable and useful data to support the application of the Ecosystem Approach in decision-making (“monitoring” is usually defined as repeated observations over time. This plan also includes one-off or irregularly repeated surveys that provide baseline measures of the “state” of ecosystems). The MAP covers the evidence needed to assess ecosystems; including their state, changes in state, the drivers of ecosystem change, the benefits flowing from them and, very briefly, the ways in which benefits are valued.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2016·11·01
Parr, T. & Smith, M., (2016), Monitoring for Biodiversity, Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: Development of a Monitoring Action Plan, JNCC Report No. 583, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This document was produced for the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) Ecosystem Task Force (ETF) and is a ‘Monitoring Action Plan’ (MAP) for Biodiversity, Natural Capital and Ecosystem Service.
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Metadata date 2019·07·16
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