Human pressures on UK seabed habitats:A cumulative impact assessment

Foden, J., Rogers, S.I., Jones, A.P. and Rogers, Stuart (2011) Human pressures on UK seabed habitats:A cumulative impact assessment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 428. pp. 33-47. ISSN 0171-8630

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European Member States are required to assess the status of marine waters, including analysis of cumulative effects. We developed a methodology for evaluating the impact of several human activities that constitute 4 direct pressures on the UK (England and Wales) seabed community: smothering, abrasion, obstruction (sealing), and extraction. The method was tested by mapping the spatial extent of individual and cumulative activities for 2007 by habitat type, quantifying the intensity of activities, and estimating impact using published recovery times. More than half (134 400 km) of the seabed was directly affected by human activities, of which only 165 km (

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 14:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:45
DOI: 10.3354/meps09064

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