Report 469
Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches
(2012)
Dr. Medcalf, K., Small, N., Finch, C. & Parker, J.
This report seeks to identify attributes of habitats which are important for, and influence the role of, those habitats in delivering ecosystem services.
The ecosystem services approach is a key element of planning for sustainable development. This report outlines the results of a study undertaken for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (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 Manual and a list of datasets considered suitable for ecosystems services modelling.
 
A follow-on workshop was held with representatives from the UK country conservation bodies to discuss the outputs from this report >>>
 
Phase two of this project ‘Further development of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services’ continues on from this work to help design and monitor management strategies. The report is accompanied by a Microsoft Access database ‘Ecosystems Spatial Framework Database’ which takes into account the main factors and the logical steps that need to be followed to facilitate and inform mapping of ecosystem services.
 
 
 
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ISBN 0963 8091
 
Please cite as: Dr. Medcalf, K., Small, N., Finch, C. & Parker, J., (2012), Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches, JNCC Report 469, ISBN 0963 8091