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Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions (2019)
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Gregory, A., Atkins, J., Midgley, G., & Hodgson, A. (2020). Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions. European journal of operational research, 283, 321-340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.10.044

This paper addresses the under-researched issue of stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions. A concise framework to aid critical reflection in the design and reporting of stakeholder identification and engagement... Read More about Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions.

Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other? (2017)
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Gregory, A. J., & Atkins, J. P. (2018). Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 1111-1124. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.07.037

Citizen Science attracts a lot of positive attention and a convenient alignment with it might offer multiple benefits for Community Operational Research. But what would be the basis for such an alignment? Could it offer important reciprocal benefits... Read More about Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?.

“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. https://doi.org/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 about “And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!” - A unifying framework for marine environmental management.

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), https://doi.org/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 about Assessing costs and benefits of measures to achieve good environmental status in European regional seas: challenges, opportunities, and lessons learnt.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.10.011

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 about Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment and valuation: mixed methods or mixed messages?.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.09.012

© 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 about Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Renewables-to-reefs? – Decommissioning options for the offshore wind power industry.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.006

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 about Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area.

Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification (2014)
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Hattam, C., Atkins, J. P., Beaumont, N., Börger, T., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Burdon, D., …Austen, M. C. (2015). Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification. Ecological Indicators, 49, 61-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.026

© 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 about Marine ecosystem services: Linking indicators to their classification.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.011

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 about Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare?.

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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Cooper, K., Burdon, D., Atkins, J. P., Weiss, L., Somerfield, P., Elliott, M., …Vivian, C. (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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.009

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 about Can the benefits of physical seabed restoration justify the costs? An assessment of a disused aggregate extraction site off the Thames Estuary, UK.

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

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 about A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.10.026

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 about Different cultures, different values: The role of cultural variation in public’s WTP for marine species conservation.

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. (2012). What are the costs and benefits of biodiversity recovery in a highly polluted estuary?. Water Research, 46(1), 205-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2011.10.053

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 about What are the costs and benefits of biodiversity recovery in a highly polluted estuary?.

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

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 about Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough?.

Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach (2011)
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Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., Elliott, M., & Gregory, A. J. (2011). Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach. Marine pollution bulletin, 62(2), 215-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.12.012

Ever increasing and diverse use of the marine environment is leading to human-induced changes in marine life, habitats and landscapes, making necessary the development of marine policy that considers all members of the user community and addresses cu... Read More about Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach.

An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements (2007)
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Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., & Allen, J. H. (2007). An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements. Marine pollution bulletin, 55(10-12), 591-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.09.018

This paper applies contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to investigate public preferences for water quality improvements, and in particular reduced eutrophication. Such preferences are important given that the development of EU water quali... Read More about An application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to water quality improvements.

Identification, definition and quantification of goods and services provided by marine biodiversity: Implications for the ecosystem approach (2007)
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Beaumont, N., Austen, M., Atkins, J., Burdon, D., Degraer, S., Dentinho, T., …Zarzycki, T. (2007). Identification, definition and quantification of goods and services provided by marine biodiversity: Implications for the ecosystem approach. Marine pollution bulletin, 54(3), 253-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.12.003

This paper identifies and defines ecosystem goods and services provided by marine biodiversity. Case studies have been used to provide an insight into the practical issues associated with the assessment of marine ecosystem goods and services at speci... Read More about Identification, definition and quantification of goods and services provided by marine biodiversity: Implications for the ecosystem approach.

An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark (2006)
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Burdon, D., & Atkins, J. P. (2006). An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark. Marine pollution bulletin, 53(1-4), 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2005.09.024

Eutrophication of estuarine and coastal waters has only been recognised as a potential problem since the early 1980s. This problem is being addressed by the European Union through the implementation of recent water quality legislation, which also cal... Read More about An initial economic evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark.