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Status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem function

Hancke, Kasper and Gamfeldt, Lars and Gundersen, Hege and Jernberg, Susanna and Norling, Pia and Ilvessalo-Lax, Hannele and Køie Poulsen, Michael and Sørensen, Jan and Mustonen, Tero and Sogn Andersen, Guri and Kvarnström, Marie and Heiskanen, Anna-Stiina and Tunon, Håkan (2018). Status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem function. I/In: Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems: an IPBES-like assessment. Volume 1. The general overview. Sid./p. 75-110. TemaNord (2018:536). Nordic Council of Ministers
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This chapter provides an overview of the status and trends in biodiversity and ecosystem function through assessment of key species and habitats, and summarizes the ecological status of selected Nordic regions. Important habitats across the Nordic coastal region include sea grass beds, kelp forests, blue mussel beds and soft sediments. Declines in sea grass have occurred since the 1970’s, most likely due to eutrophication and overfishing. Norwegian kelp forests are recovering following severe losses in the 1960–1970’s, most likely due to increased water temperature and changes in grazing pressure. Seabird populations have declined significantly during the last decades, reaching historical lows. Knowledge gaps are identified and a common biodiversity indicator system across the Nordic region is suggested. An indigenous local knowledge perspective is also presented.

Authors/Creators:Hancke, Kasper and Gamfeldt, Lars and Gundersen, Hege and Jernberg, Susanna and Norling, Pia and Ilvessalo-Lax, Hannele and Køie Poulsen, Michael and Sørensen, Jan and Mustonen, Tero and Sogn Andersen, Guri and Kvarnström, Marie and Heiskanen, Anna-Stiina and Tunon, Håkan
Title:Status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem function
Year of publishing :2018
Number:2018:536
Page range:75-110
Number of Pages:35
Publisher:Nordic Council of Ministers
ISBN for printed version:978-92-893-5664-0
ISBN for electronic version:978-92-893-5665-7
Language:English
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Other Biological Topics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Keywords:Nordic coastal regions, Nordic coastal environments, biodiversity, ecosystem functions, habitats, sea grass beds, kelp forests, blue mussel beds, soft sediments
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101091
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101091
ID Code:16275
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Species Information Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Aug 2019 08:17
Metadata Last Modified:21 Aug 2020 00:10

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