Marine biotope classification for Britain and Ireland. Volume 2. Sublittoral biotopes (Version 97.06) 1997
A classification of benthic marine biotopes (seashore and seabed habitats and their associated communities) for Britain and Ireland has been developed by the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) as a contribution to BioMar, a four-year project part-funded by the European Commission's Life programme.
The classification is intended as a tool to aid management and conservation of marine habitats, and to contribute to existing, but at present poorly developed, marine classifications for Europe. It has been developed by analysing empirical data sets, reviewing other classifications and the literature, and through collaboration with a wide range of marine scientists and conservation managers.
This report outlines the approaches adopted to development of the classification, a full listing of defined types and a description of types for the sublittoral (subtidal) zone. The classification is presented in hierarchical format and through a series of habitat matrices. A full set of descriptions for littoral types is given in a companion volume (Volume 1).
Given the age of the original copy of this document, please note that plates 3–22 (page 322) are not available.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Oceans
Reference date 1997··
Connor, D.W., Dalkin, M.J., Hill, T.O., Holt, R.H.F. & Sanderson, W.G. 1997. Marine Nature Conservation Review: marine biotope classification for Britain and Ireland. Volume 2. Sublittoral biotopes (Version 97.06). JNCC Report No. 230, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
Volume 2: Sublittoral biotopes (version 97.06) of the classification of benthic marine biotopes, developed by the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) as a contribution to BioMar.
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