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dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Heliana
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Torsten
dc.contributor.authorUusitalo, Laura
dc.contributor.authorFürhaupter, Karin
dc.contributor.authorHeiskanen, Anna Stiina
dc.contributor.authorMazik, Krysia
dc.contributor.authorLynam, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.authorNeville, Suzanna
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, J. German
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulou, Nadia
dc.contributor.authorMoncheva, Snejana
dc.contributor.authorChurilova, Tanya
dc.contributor.authorKryvenko, Olga
dc.contributor.authorKrause-Jensen, Dorte
dc.contributor.authorZaiko, Anastasija
dc.contributor.authorVeríssimo, Helena
dc.contributor.authorPantazi, Maria
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Susana
dc.contributor.authorPatrício, Joana
dc.contributor.authorUyarra, Maria C.
dc.contributor.authorBorja, Àngel
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-20T08:08:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-20T08:08:15Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-04
dc.identifier.citationTeixeira H, Berg T, Uusitalo L, Fürhaupter K, Heiskanen A-S, et al. (2016) A Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity Indicators. Frontiers in Marine Science 3. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00207.
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2016.00207
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623256
dc.description.abstractA Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity Indicators was developed with the aim of providing the basis for assessing the environmental status of the marine ecosystems. Useful for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), this catalogue allows the navigation of a database of indicators mostly related to biological diversity, non-indigenous species, food webs, and seafloor integrity. Over 600 indicators were compiled, which were developed and used in the framework of different initiatives (e.g., EU policies, research projects) and in national and international contexts (e.g., Regional Seas Conventions, and assessments in non-European seas). The catalogue reflects the current scientific capability to address environmental assessment needs by providing a broad coverage of the most relevant indicators for marine biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. The available indicators are reviewed according to their typology, data requirements, development status, geographical coverage, relevance to habitats or biodiversity components, and related human pressures. Through this comprehensive overview, we discuss the potential of the current set of indicators in a wide range of contexts, from large-scale to local environmental programs, and we also address shortcomings in light of current needs. Developed by the DEVOTES Project, the catalogue is freely available through the DEVOTool software application, which provides browsing and query options for the associated metadata. The tool allows extraction of ranked indicator lists best fulfilling selected criteria, enabling users to search for suitable indicators to address a particular biodiversity component, ecosystem feature, habitat, or pressure in a marine area of interest. This tool is useful for EU Member States, Regional Sea Conventions, the European Commission, non-governmental organizations, managers, scientists, and any person interested in marine environmental assessment. It allows users to build, complement or adjust monitoring programs and has the potential to improve comparability and foster transfer of knowledge across marine regions.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank J. H. Andersen, A. G. Rossberg, who took valuable time to contribute with indicators to this catalogue. This manuscript is a result of DEVOTES (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status) project, funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme, “The Ocean of Tomorrow” Theme (grant agreement no. 308392), www.devotes-project.eu. MU is partially funded through the Spanish programme for Talent and Employability in R + D + I “Torres Quevedo.” AZ is partially funded through the BONUS project BIO-C3 funded jointly by the EU and the Research Council of Lithuania.
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2016.00207/full
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAssessment
dc.subjectFood webs
dc.subjectMarine Strategy Framework Directive
dc.subjectNon-indigenous species
dc.subjectPressures
dc.subjectSeafloor integrity
dc.titleA Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity Indicators
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Science
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionD.2 Water and Marine Resources Unit, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Sustainable Resources, Ispra, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionDepartamento de Biologia and CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
dc.contributor.institutionMariLim Aquatic Research GmbH, Schönkirchen, Germany
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI-Tecnalia, Marine Research Division, Pasaia, Spain
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Heraklion Crete, Greece
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marine Biology and Ecology, Institute of Oceanology-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna, Bulgaria
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biophysical Ecology, Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Research of RAS, Sevastopol, Russian Federation
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Oceanographic Processes Dynamics, Marine Hydrophysical Institute of RAS, Sevastopol, Russian Federation
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Science and Technology Centre, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
dc.contributor.institutionCoastal and Freshwater Group, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Sciences and Technology, MARE Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Athens, Greece
kaust.personCarvalho, Susana
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T13:24:16Z


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