• Academic publication

Who is contributing where? Predicting ecosystem service multifunctionality for shellfish species through ecological principles

Rullens V, Townsend M, Lohrer AM, Stephenson F, Pilditch CA (2022). Science of the Total Environment, 808: 152147


  • Ecosystem services (ES) can be predicted from underlying ecological principles.
  • Principles were formulated to link shellfish-mediated processes to human benefits.
  • Spatial patterns of single and combined ES were compared for two shellfish species.
  • Variation in ES provision were driven by species' habitat associations and density.
  • ES models can inform environmental management, scenario testing, and restoration.


Bivalves, ecological processes, ecosystem functions, hotspots, mapping, ecosystem-based management