• Academic publication

Communicating the value of marine conservation using an ecosystem service matrix approach

Geange S, Townsend M, Clark D, Ellis JI & Lohrer AM (2019)
Ecosystem Services 35: 150-163

  • An ecosystem service matrix was developed and applied in marine protected areas.
  • Integrating habitat area and quality improved estimates of service potential.
  • Results demonstrated increased service provision over time following protection.
  • Results demonstrated differences in service provision across marine protected areas.
  • The approach helps to communicate the non-market value of marine conservation.

Ecosystem services, Habitats, Marine conservation, Marine protected areas, Marine reserve, Marine spatial planning, Matrix, MPA