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Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches 2012


The ecosystem services approach is a key element of planning for sustainable development. This report outlines the results of a study undertaken for the JNCC to develop the use of spatially based biodiversity data for the delivery of work on ecosystem services.

This report is accompanied by a User Guide and a list of datasets (provided in the technical documentation zipped folder) considered suitable for ecosystems services modelling. A follow-on workshop was held in 2012 with representatives from the UK country nature conservation bodies to discuss the outputs from this report.

Phase two of this project ‘Further development of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services’ (JNCC Report No. 514) continues on from this work to help design and monitor management strategies.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2012·07·01

Medcalf, K.A., Small, N., Finch, C. & Parker, J. 2012. Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches. JNCC Report No. 469, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report seeks to identify attributes of habitats which are important for, and influence the role of, those habitats in delivering ecosystem services.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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