A concept for biological valuation in the marine environment

S Derous, M. Tundi Agardy, H Hillewaert, K Hostens, G Jamieson, L Lieberknecht, J Mees, I Moulaert, S Olenin, Desiré Paelinckx, M Rabaut, E Rachor, J. C Roff, Eric Stienen, J. T Van der Wal, V Van Lancker, E Verfaillie, M Vincx, J. M Weslawski, S Degraer

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    Abstract

    In order to develop management strategies for sustainable use and conservation in the marine environment, reliable and meaningful, but integrated ecological information is needed. Biological valuation maps that compile and summarize all available biological and ecological information for a study area, and that allocate an overall biological value to subzones, can be used as baseline maps for future spatial planning at sea. This paper provides a concept for marine biological valuation which is based on a literature review of existing valuation criteria and the consensus reached by a discussion group of experts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMariene biologische waardering als een beslissingsondersteunende techniek voor marien beheer.
    EditorsS Derous
    Number of pages24
    Publication date2008
    Pages67-90
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Thematic List 2020

    • Protected nature

    Thematic list

    • Natura 2000 and conservation objectives
    • Coast and estuaries

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B003-ecology

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