How can we use concepts of structure and function to integrate the ecosystem approach into marine monitoring?
(2007)
Conservation Challenge No 2
MRAG & UNEP-WCMC
Discussion document on ecosystem structure and function
This report is to arrive at consensus, through consultation, on practical definitions of ecological struction and function. Closing date 31 May 2007

 

 
 
Introduction
 
This is a project funded by JNCC and facilitated by MRAG and UNEP-WCMC on ecological structure and function. It provides access to a report that is currently being used in a stakeholder consultation process.
 
The objective of this project is to arrive at consensus, through consultation, on practical definitions of ecological structure and function. There is growing interest in the use of these concepts to apply the ecosystem approach in monitoring systems, but also a range of different definitions in use.
 
The discussion document provides an overview of current definitions of structure and function in use, and the main similarities and differences between them. It asked for feedback and comments from stakeholders on the document, and their opinions on the most effective and practical definition. The consultation period ended 31st May 2007. For further information contact
 
 
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ISBN 987 1 86107 595 6
ISSN 1751-5289
 
Please cite as: MRAG & UNEP-WCMC, (2007), How can we use concepts of structure and function to integrate the ecosystem approach into marine monitoring?, Discussion document on ecosystem structure and function, ISBN 987 1 86107 595 6, ISSN 1751-5289