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From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management. / McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail; Mitchell, Ian; Vina-Herbon, Cristina; Bedford, Jacob; Addison, Prue; Lynam, Christopher; Geetha, P.N.; Vermeulan, Estee; Smit, Kaylee; Bayley, Daniel; Morris-Webb, Elisabeth; Niner, Holy; Otto, Saskia.

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 6, 109, 13.03.2019.

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McQuatters-Gollop, A, Mitchell, I, Vina-Herbon, C, Bedford, J, Addison, P, Lynam, C, Geetha, PN, Vermeulan, E, Smit, K, Bayley, D, Morris-Webb, E, Niner, H & Otto, S 2019, 'From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, 109. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

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McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mitchell, I., Vina-Herbon, C., Bedford, J., Addison, P., Lynam, C., Geetha, P. N., Vermeulan, E., Smit, K., Bayley, D., Morris-Webb, E., Niner, H., & Otto, S. (2019). From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, [109]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

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McQuatters-Gollop A, Mitchell I, Vina-Herbon C, Bedford J, Addison P, Lynam C, Geetha PN, Vermeulan E, Smit K, Bayley D, Morris-Webb E, Niner H, Otto S. 2019. From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:Article 109. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

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McQuatters-Gollop A, Mitchell I, Vina-Herbon C, Bedford J, Addison P, Lynam C et al. From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2019 Mar 13;6. 109. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

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McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail ; Mitchell, Ian ; Vina-Herbon, Cristina ; Bedford, Jacob ; Addison, Prue ; Lynam, Christopher ; Geetha, P.N. ; Vermeulan, Estee ; Smit, Kaylee ; Bayley, Daniel ; Morris-Webb, Elisabeth ; Niner, Holy ; Otto, Saskia. / From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management. In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 2019 ; Vol. 6.

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T1 - From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management

AU - McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail

AU - Mitchell, Ian

AU - Vina-Herbon, Cristina

AU - Bedford, Jacob

AU - Addison, Prue

AU - Lynam, Christopher

AU - Geetha, P.N.

AU - Vermeulan, Estee

AU - Smit, Kaylee

AU - Bayley, Daniel

AU - Morris-Webb, Elisabeth

AU - Niner, Holy

AU - Otto, Saskia

PY - 2019/3/13

Y1 - 2019/3/13

N2 - Indicators are effective tools for summarizing and communicating key aspects of ecosystem state and have a long record of use in marine pollution and fisheries management. The application of biodiversity indicators to assess the status of species, habitats, and functional diversity in marine conservation and policy, however, is still developing and multiple indicator roles and features are emerging. For example, some operational biodiversity indicators trigger management action when a threshold is reached, while others play an interpretive, or surveillance, role in informing management. Links between biodiversity indicators and the pressures affecting them are frequently unclear as links can be obscured by environmental change, data limitations, food web dynamics, or the cumulative effects of multiple pressures. In practice, the application of biodiversity indicators to meet marine conservation policy and management demands is developing rapidly in the management realm, with a lag before academic publication detailing indicator development. Making best use of biodiversity indicators depends on sharing and synthesizing cutting-edge knowledge and experience. Using lessons learned from the application of biodiversity indicators in policy and management from around the globe, we define the concept of ‘biodiversity indicators,’ explore barriers to their use and potential solutions, and outline strategies for their effective communication to decision-makers.

AB - Indicators are effective tools for summarizing and communicating key aspects of ecosystem state and have a long record of use in marine pollution and fisheries management. The application of biodiversity indicators to assess the status of species, habitats, and functional diversity in marine conservation and policy, however, is still developing and multiple indicator roles and features are emerging. For example, some operational biodiversity indicators trigger management action when a threshold is reached, while others play an interpretive, or surveillance, role in informing management. Links between biodiversity indicators and the pressures affecting them are frequently unclear as links can be obscured by environmental change, data limitations, food web dynamics, or the cumulative effects of multiple pressures. In practice, the application of biodiversity indicators to meet marine conservation policy and management demands is developing rapidly in the management realm, with a lag before academic publication detailing indicator development. Making best use of biodiversity indicators depends on sharing and synthesizing cutting-edge knowledge and experience. Using lessons learned from the application of biodiversity indicators in policy and management from around the globe, we define the concept of ‘biodiversity indicators,’ explore barriers to their use and potential solutions, and outline strategies for their effective communication to decision-makers.

KW - assessment

KW - baselines

KW - cumulative effects

KW - ecosystem approach

KW - monitoring

KW - policy communication

KW - thresholds

U2 - 10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

DO - 10.3389/fmars.2019.00109

M3 - Article

VL - 6

JO - Frontiers in Marine Science

JF - Frontiers in Marine Science

SN - 2296-7745

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