MSFD Biodiversity Indicator R&D Project Reports

 

These reports have been produced through funding provided by members of the UK Marine Strategy Framework Directive Biodiversity Indicators Research and Development Funders' Group.  This Group was formed to assist with funding and oversee research required to develop biodiversity related indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and is supported by the Healthy and Biologically Diverse Sea Evidence Group (HBDSEG).  The Funders' Group consists of representatives from the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government, Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, Marine Scotland, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Chair of HBDSEG.

The following reports were funded, and their delivery managed, by JNCC on behalf of the Funders' Group:

 

Benthic Habitats

BURROWS, M. T., SMALE, D., O’CONNOR, N. & VAN REIN, H. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for UK Kelp Habitats. Part 1: Developing Proposals for Potential Indicators. JNCC Report, No. 525, SAMS/MBA/QUB/UAber for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

HAYNES, T., BELL, J., WILLIAMS, J., SAUNDERS, G., IRVING, R. and BELL, G. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Shallow Sublittoral Rock Indicators for Fragile Sponges and Anthozoan Assemblages. Part 1: Developing Proposals for Potential Indicators. JNCC Report, No. 524, NatureBureau and Environment Systems Ltd. for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

FARIÑAS-FRANCO, J.M., PEARCE, B., PORTER, J., HARRIES, D., MAIR, J.M., WOOLMER, A.S. & SANDERSON, W.G. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for Biogenic Reefs formed by Modiolus modiolus, Mytilus edulis and Sabellaria spinulosa. Part 1: Defining and Validating the Indicators. JNCC Report, No. 523, Heriot Watt University for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

BURROWS, M.T., MIESZKOWSKA, N. & HAWKINS, S.J. 2014. Marine Strategy Framework Directive Indicators for UK Rocky Shores. Part 1: Defining and Validating the Indicators. JNCC Report, No. 522, SAMS/MBA/NOCS for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

FROST, M., SANDERSON, W. G., VINA-HERBON, C. & LOWE, R. J.  2013 The potential use of mapped extent and distribution of habitats as indicators of Good Environmental Status. Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group Workshop Report.

 

FROST, M. T. & SANDERSON, W. & VINA-HERBON, C. 2014 Physical Damage Indicator development for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Marine Biological Association, Plymouth.

 

Publication due in the near future

 

Seabirds
 COOK, A. S.C.P., ROSS-SMITH, V. H., ROBINSON, R.A. & MITCHELL, P. I. 2014 Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for Seabird Breeding Failure Occurrence in the UK.  JNCC Report, No. 539, British Trust for Ornithology for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

Publication due in the near future

 

DADAM, D., COOK, A. S. C. P., ROBINSON, R. A. & MITCHELL, P. I.  2014 Development of MSFD Indicators, Baselines and Target for the Annual Breeding Success of Kittiwakes in the UK.  JNCC Report, No. 538, British Trust for Ornithology for JNCC, JNCC Peterborough.

 

Publication due in the near future