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Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges (2018)
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Burdon, D., Barnard, S., Boyes, S. J., & Elliott, M. (2018). Oil and gas infrastructure decommissioning in marine protected areas: System complexity, analysis and challenges. Marine pollution bulletin, 135, (739-758). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.07.077. ISSN 0025-326X

Many offshore oil and gas production facilities are nearing the end of their operational life, with decommissioning now becoming a global challenge. The compatibility of decommissioning operations to marine protected areas (MPAs) creates further chal... Read More

“And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” - A unifying framework for marine environmental management (2017)
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Elliott, M., Burdon, D., Atkins, J., Borja, A., Cormier, R., de Jonge, V., & Turner, R. (2017). “And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” - A unifying framework for marine environmental management. Marine pollution bulletin, 118(1-2), 27-40. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.049

The marine environment is a complex system formed by interactions between ecological structure and functioning, physico-chemical processes and socio-economic systems. An increase in competing marine uses and users requires a holistic approach to mari... Read More

The matrix revisited: a bird's-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision (2016)
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Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barbone, C., & Mander, L. (2017). The matrix revisited: a bird's-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision. Marine Policy, 77, (78-89). doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2016.12.015. ISSN 0308-597x

The marine environment provides a range of ecosystem services and benefits for society. A previous study in Marine Policy (Potts et al., 2014) advocated a matrix approach to demonstrate the relative degree of ecosystem service provision from habitats... Read More

Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve good environmental status in European regional seas: challenges, opportunities, and lessons learnt (2016)
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Börger, T., Broszeit, S., Ahtiainen, H., Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., Luisetti, T., …Austen, M. C. (2016). Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve good environmental status in European regional seas: challenges, opportunities, and lessons learnt. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(OCT), doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00192

The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to assess the costs and benefits of Programmes of Measures (PoMs) put in place to ensure that European marine waters achieve Good Environmental Status by 2020. An interdisciplin... Read More

Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment and valuation: mixed methods or mixed messages? (2015)
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Hattam, C., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Börger, T., Burdon, D., Hadjimichael, M., Delaney, A., …Austen, M. C. (2015). Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment and valuation: mixed methods or mixed messages?. Ecological economics : the journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics, 120, (126-138). doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.10.011. ISSN 0921-8009

A mixed-method approach was used to assess and value the ecosystem services derived from the Dogger Bank, an extensive shallow sandbank in the southern North Sea. Three parallel studies were undertaken that 1) identified and quantified, where possibl... Read More

Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study (2015)
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Burdon, D., Boyes, S. J., Elliott, M., Smyth, K., Atkins, J. P., Barnes, R. A., & Wurzel, R. K. (2018). Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 201, (234-247). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.09.012. ISSN 0272-7714

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The management of marine resources is a complex process driven by the dynamics of the natural system and the influence of stakeholders including policy-makers. An integration of natural and social sciences research is required by... Read More

Renewables-to-reefs: Response to Fowler et al. (2015)
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Smyth, K., Burdon, D., Atkins, J., Barnes, R., & Elliott, M. (2015). Renewables-to-reefs: Response to Fowler et al. Marine pollution bulletin, 98(1-2), 372-374. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.065

Renewables-to-reefs? – Decommissioning options for the offshore wind power industry (2014)
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Smyth, K., Christie, N., Burdon, D., Atkins, J. P., Barnes, R., & Elliott, M. (2015). Renewables-to-reefs? – Decommissioning options for the offshore wind power industry. Marine pollution bulletin, 90(1-2), 247-258. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.045

The offshore wind power industry is relatively new but increasing globally, hence it is important that the whole life-cycle is managed. The construction–operation–decommissioning cycle is likely to take 20– 30 years and whilst decommissioning may not... Read More

Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area (2014)
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Börger, T., Hattam, C., Burdon, D., Atkins, J. P., & Austen, M. C. (2014). Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area. Ecological economics : the journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics, 108, (229-241). doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.006. ISSN 0921-8009

Increasing anthropogenic pressure in the offshore marine environment highlights the need for improved management and conservation of offshore ecosystems. This study scrutinises the applicability of a discrete choice experiment to value the expected b... Read More

Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification (2014)
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Bӧrger, T., Bӧhnke-Henrichs, A., de Groot, R., Nunes, P. A., Boerger, T., Bohnke-Henrichs, A., …Austen, M. C. (2015). Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification. Ecological Indicators, 49, (61-75). doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.026. ISSN 1470-160x

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. There is a multitude of ecosystem service classifications available within the literature, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Elements of them have been used to tailor a generic ecosystem service cla... Read More

Coastal Zone Ecosystem Services: From science to values and decision making; a case study (2014)
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Luisetti, T., Turner, R., Jickells, T., Andrews, J., Elliott, M., Schaafsma, M., …Watts, W. (2014). Coastal Zone Ecosystem Services: From science to values and decision making; a case study. The Science of the total environment, 493, (682-693). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.099. ISSN 0048-9697

This research is concerned with the following environmental research questions: socio-ecological system complexity, especially when valuing ecosystem services; ecosystems stock and services flow sustainability and valuation; the incorporation of scal... Read More

Mass mortalities in bivalve populations: A review of the edible cockle Cerastoderma edule (L.) (2014)
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Burdon, D., Callaway, R., Elliott, M., Smith, T., & Wither, A. (2014). Mass mortalities in bivalve populations: A review of the edible cockle Cerastoderma edule (L.). Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 150(Part B), (271-280). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.04.011. ISSN 0272-7714

Mass mortalities in bivalve populations have long been of particular concern, especially when the species supports a commercial fishery or is of conservation interest. Here we consider the evidence of mass mortalities of the edible cockle, Cerastoder... Read More

Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare? (2014)
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Potts, T., Burdon, D., Jackson, E., Atkins, J., Saunders, J., Hastings, E., & Langmead, O. (2014). Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare?. Marine Policy, 44, (139-148). doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.011. ISSN 0308-597x

This paper examines the potential relationships between the ecosystem services provided by the coastal and marine environment and the designation of marine protected areas. The hypothesis is that relationships exist between the provision of ecosystem... Read More

Can the benefits of physical seabed restoration justify the costs? An assessment of a disused aggregate extraction site off the Thames Estuary, UK (2013)
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Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., Elliott, M., Cooper, K., Somerfield, P., Turner, K., …Weiss, L. (2013). Can the benefits of physical seabed restoration justify the costs? An assessment of a disused aggregate extraction site off the Thames Estuary, UK. Marine pollution bulletin, 75(1-2), (33-45). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.009. ISSN 0025-326X

Physical and biological seabed impacts can persist long after the cessation of marine aggregate dredging. Whilst small-scale experimental studies have shown that it may be possible to mitigate such impacts, it is unclear whether the costs of restorat... Read More

The riddle of the sands: How population dynamics explains causes of high bivalve mortality (2013)
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Callaway, R., Burdon, D., Deasey, A., Mazik, K., & Elliott, M. (2013). The riddle of the sands: How population dynamics explains causes of high bivalve mortality. The journal of applied ecology, 50(4), 1050-1059. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12114

Large-scale bivalve mortalities in estuarine and coastal habitats are a major environmental and economic concern. They may have obvious causes such as extremely cold winter temperatures, but in the absence of an apparent chain of cause and effect, a... Read More

A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process (2012)
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Gregory, A. J., Atkins, J. P., Atkins, J., Burdon, D., Elliott, M., & Gregory, A. (2018). A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process. European journal of operational research, 227(3), (558-569). doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.11.020. ISSN 0377-2217

The purpose of this paper is to learn from Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory to inform the development of Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) both in general and in the specific context of marine management. The focus on marine management is impor... Read More

Different cultures, different values: The role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation (2011)
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Ressurreição, A., Gibbons, J., Kaiser, M., Dentinho, T. P., Zarzycki, T., Bentley, C., …Edwards-Jones, G. (2012). Different cultures, different values: The role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation. Biological Conservation, 145(1), (148-159). doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.10.026. ISSN 0006-3207

Understanding the cultural variation in public preference for marine species is a necessary pre-requisite if conservation objectives are to include societal preferences in addition to scientific considerations. We report the results of a contingent s... Read More

What are the costs and benefits of biodiversity recovery in a highly polluted estuary? (2011)
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Pascual, M., Borja, A., Franco, J., Burdon, D., Atkins, J. P., & Elliott, M. (2011). What are the costs and benefits of biodiversity recovery in a highly polluted estuary?. Water Research, 46(1), (205-217). doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.10.053. ISSN 0043-1354

Biodiversity recovery measures have often been ignored when dealing with the restoration of degraded aquatic systems. Furthermore, biological valuation methods have been applied only spatially in previous studies, and not jointly on a temporal and sp... Read More

Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough? (2011)
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Burdon, D., Gregory, A. J., Atkins, J. P., & Elliott, M. (2011). Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough?. Systems research and behavioral science, 28(5), (497-508). doi:10.1002/sres.1111. ISSN 1092-7026

Ever increasing and diverse use of the marine environment and consequent impacts on marine life, habitats and landscapes make prominent the need for policy and policy-making procedures that promote resilience and sustainability. In this paper, we foc... Read More