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dc.contributor.authorGeange, Shane
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Michael
dc.contributor.authorClark, Dana
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorLohrer, Andrew M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T07:09:55Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T07:09:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-18
dc.identifier.citationGeange S, Townsend M, Clark D, Ellis JI, Lohrer AM (2019) Communicating the value of marine conservation using an ecosystem service matrix approach. Ecosystem Services 35: 150–163. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.12.004.
dc.identifier.issn2212-0416
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.12.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631499
dc.description.abstractMatrix approaches are useful for linking ecosystem services to habitats that underpin their delivery. Matrix applications in marine ecosystem services research have been primarily qualitative, focusing on ‘habitat presence’ without including other attributes that effect service potential. We developed an evidence-based matrix approach of Ecosystem Service Potential (ESP) for New Zealand benthic marine habitats, and used two marine reserves to demonstrate that integrating information on the spatial extent and quality of habitats improved ESP evaluation. The two case studies identified substantial spatio-temporal variability in ESP: within one reserve, specific ESP showed an approximately 1.5-fold increase in the 29 years following protection. A comparison of two reserves found that the spatial extent of habitats contributing to the medicinal resources and waste-water treatment were 5 and 53 times greater respectively in one relative to the other. Integrating habitat area and quality with the ESP matrix improves on previous marine matrix-based approaches, providing a better indication of service potential. The matrix approach helps to communicate the non-market value of supporting and regulating services and can be used by resource managers to identify and track the potential for benefits derived from benthic marine habitats within existing, or new, marine protected areas.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Department of Conservation under Science Contracts 4546 and 4635, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Contract No. C01X1515 (Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge project 2.1.3), and NIWA Coasts and Oceans Research Programme 5 (SCI 2015/16). We wish to thank an anonymous reviewer who provided many helpful comments on this manuscript and workshop participants: Megan Carbines, Deanna Clement, Sean Cooper, Richard Ford, Debbie Freeman, Nick Hallet, Casper Kraan, Conrad Pilditch, Candida Savage, Richard Taylor and Jarrod Walker. Simon Thrush, Judi Hewitt and Carolyn Lundquist advised on early development of the approach.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212041618300524
dc.rightsUnder a Creative Commons license
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectEcosystem services
dc.subjectHabitats
dc.subjectMarine conservation
dc.subjectMarine protected areas
dc.subjectMarine reserve
dc.subjectMarine spatial planning
dc.subjectMatrix
dc.titleCommunicating the value of marine conservation using an ecosystem service matrix approach
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalEcosystem Services
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Conservation, Wellington, , New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Hamilton, , New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionCawthron Institute, Nelson, , New Zealand
kaust.personEllis, Joanne
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-13T08:22:08Z
dc.date.published-online2018-12-18
dc.date.published-print2019-02


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