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A concept for biological valuation in the marine environment
Derous, S.; Agardy, M. Tundi; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Jamieson, G.; Lieberknecht, L.; Mees, J.; Moulaert, I.; Olenin, S.; Paelinckx, D.; Rabaut, M.; Rachor, E.; Roff, J.C.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Van der Wal, J.T.; Van Lancker, V.; Verfaillie, E.; Vincx, M.; Weslawski, J.M.; Degraer, S. (2007). A concept for biological valuation in the marine environment. Oceanologia 49(1): 99-128
In: Oceanologia. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology: Wroclaw; Gdansk. ISSN 0078-3234; e-ISSN 2300-7370
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    Ecological efficiency
    Economic analysis > Valuation
    Environment > Ecosystems > Aquatic environment > Marine environment
    Environments > Aquatic environment > Marine environment
    Hot spots
    ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
Author keywords
    marine biological valuation; biodiversity; ecological valuation criteria; intrinsic value; hotspot approach

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

    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.

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