A Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity Indicators.
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Lynam, Christopher P.
Rodriguez, J. German
Uyarra, Maria C.
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A 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 co.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14,2
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationTeixeira, H.; Berg, T.; Uusitalo, L.; Fürhaupter, K.; Heiskanen, A-S.; Mazik.; Lynam, C.P.; Neville, S.; Rodriguez, J.G.; Papadopoulou, N.; Moncheva, S.; Churilova, T.; Kryvenko, O.; Krause-Jensen, D.; Zaiko, A.; Veríssimo, H.; Pantazi, M.; Carvalho, S.; Patrício, J.; Uyarra, M.C. and Borja, À. (2016) A Catalogue of Marine Biodiversity Indicators. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:207, 16pp. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2016.00207
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